As if Lily and Cane’s lives weren’t complicated enough on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, it's going to get a whole lot worse now that their little twins have been SORAS-ed into teenagers! Mattie Ashby, previously played by young McKenna Roberts, has been recast with teen actress Lexie Stevenson, who made her debut on the soap alongside Noah Alexander Gerry as her brother, Charlie, on May 24.
Noah Alexander Gerry (Charlie) and Lexie Stevenson (Mattie). (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Stevenson hails from Maine and after graduating Brunswick High School in 2016, moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting, modeling, and singing. “One of my uncles, Ricky, who lives in LA, had a few friends that were agents and managers,” she wrote on her blog. “So I flew out to California and met with a few different people. All of them wanted to work with me, which was a dream come true for me.
“I decided to sign with my current manager because I felt I had the strongest connection with them,” she continued. “I obviously made the right choice as they have helped me to get where I am today. Skipping ahead a few months, I am now living with my other uncle and aunt in LA and I have landed a contract role on Y&R. Am I excited? You have no idea!”
Currently, Stevenson admits to missing her boyfriend Brad, who she met at school in Maine when she dozed off on a bus ride home from a swim meet! “I must have fallen over onto Brad’s shoulder, and when I woke up, there was drool,” she recalled. “Classic Lexie move. Although he must have thought it was attractive because I later found out when he got off the bus, eh told one of his friends, ‘I might just have to ask her out.’”
The reason why she is missing her beau is that he’s off traveling. “Brad is majoring in Marine Transportation,” Stevenson revealed. “Along with this major comes some heavy duty training and that training includes going on a three-month cruise. This is not the type of cruise that has a shopping mall, pools, and other luxuries. This is the type of cruise that you work on and you have to stay in one room with 30 other men. But they are getting to go to some really incredible places.”
As her Y&R debut approached, Stevenson also shared a little insider secret eagle-eyed fans might notice. “You will see that I am always wearing two gold rings,” she confided. “The one on my left hand is a simple gold band that my mom gave me a very long time ago but I believe that it holds all of my luck. I never do anything or go anywhere without it. The one on my right hand is a gold band with small diamonds and a purple heart in the middle. Brad gave me this for our two year anniversary this past year.”
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