HomeTVOne on OneWishful Casting: Robert Ri’chard as Y&R’s Nate Hastings Jamey Giddens December 7, 2008 23 Comments Ever since the return of Tonya Lee Williams as Dr. Olivia Barber Hastings Winters on The Young and the Restless was first announced, soap fans have been speculating about whether or not Liv’s son, Nate could be far behind. Liv has mentioned Nate—the child she conceived with her deceased first husband Nathan and later raised with second husband Malcolm Winters (Shemar Moore)—several times since arriving back in Genoa City. According to the storyline, Lily(Christel Khalil)’s older cousin is away at medical school. I say its time Nate transferred to a university closer to Genoa City and I have the perfect person to play him– Robert Ri’chard. Like Bryton McClure and Tatiyana Ali, Ri’chard grew up on our screens in such sitcoms as Cousin Skeeter and One on One, and would bring with him a built-in audience. In recent years he played Paris Hilton‘s love interest in the camptasically-bad horror flick House of Wax. Ri’chard has graduated from playing the wisecracking kid, into a bonafide hearthrob in the vein of Shemar Moore himself and could help provide a sexy, mocha triangle with McClure’s Devon and Ali’s Roxanne. What if Roxanne dated Nate off screen? How surprised would she be to learn he was Devon’s adoptive cousin? What if he seduced his Uncle Neil (Kristoff St. John)’s insecure fiance Karen (Nia Peeples), got horizontal with Tyra (Eva Marcille), or dated Heather (Vail Bloom) in college? The possibilities are restless. 23 Responses Dax December 7, 2008 That guy is SOOOOOOOOOO douchetastic. My only wish where Little Nate is concerned is that he be aged older than Lily. I guess he’d have to be if he’s in medical school while Lily’s still in college. Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe December 7, 2008 I’m down for it… He’s FINE as hell! He played Paris’s love interest!? Poor guy. Log in to Reply mr.brooks December 7, 2008 mrbrooksgenoacitynews Nate will be on the show soon. i am thinking he will appear about the same time that Devon disappears from genoa city. The show needs a young doctor, what is a soap without a hot single doctor right? Who does he become involved with? Colleen needs a man, but is she moving back to Sydney? Log in to Reply shale December 7, 2008 Just give me one hour with him. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 December 7, 2008 Yeah, bring on Nate, give Tatiyana a contract and write Kahlil off. That would be something to wish for. And Robert Ri’chard would be a fantastic Nate. Log in to Reply Equarter December 7, 2008 I hate to be the naysayer on this one because it’s a smart choice on paper. But Rob plays really young and Nate is supposed to be older than Lilly. I would more see him as a new love interest for the interest free Lilly. Or Colleen. Hell even Chloe could use a complication with Jill’s sons. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 7, 2008 He’s four years older than Christel Khalil. Log in to Reply Equarter December 7, 2008 Just a thought. So nate is in England. Let’s say he’s been there awhile and has a slight accent then you could cast this guy: http://www.mostbeautifulman.com/actors/RickyWhittle/bio.shtml If Hollyoaks would let him go.His time maybe up on that show. Log in to Reply tgable07 December 7, 2008 Yes Equarter that would be a great choice! But I really wouldn’t want him to leave Hollyoaks, he is a great actor. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 7, 2008 The Hollyoaks guy would definitely work too! I also thought about the guy Eva is dating from House of Payne, haven’t really watched the show—I tried, but I just couldn’t do it!— but it could be a great cross-promotional opportunity for Y&R. Log in to Reply east.west December 7, 2008 Cousin Skeeter was my show back in the day and I think Robert has grown so much as an actor and I think it would be a good casting move if they got him as Nate or a Brit if they were goin for an accent. Log in to Reply Equarter December 7, 2008 I see him too, Jamey. His name is Lance Gross. As of House of Payne I’ll let lance name speak for me. LOL Log in to Reply Equarter December 7, 2008 Tgable He is good on Hollyoaks. Log in to Reply Luke Kerr December 7, 2008 The guy from Hollyoaks is a really good actor. I watch a show on Fox Sports Soccer Channel called Dream Team and he’s on it (DT is no longer airs in UK to my knowledge.) Dream Team is sort of a Footballer’s Wives but from the Men/Players perspective, not the wives. I’d love to see him on Y&R or on AMC as Frankie. Log in to Reply Luke Kerr December 7, 2008 4:51 A.M.? What in the world were you doing up at that time? LOL Other than writing the blog that is….lol Log in to Reply samrocks December 8, 2008 I’ve never watched Y&R but if Ri’chard ever comes to Genoa City, will someone please give me a shout out over on the GH threads? I’ll tune in to CBS in a HEARTBEAT…in SPITE of Ghost Whisperer. ***Hey Lizard, it’s called karma. Look it up*** Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe December 8, 2008 Nate’s actually in the US. He’s @ John’s Hopkins according to Olivia. Now the Ricky Whittle guy….. As Florida Evans puts it… damn, damn DAYUM! Now I can get into (or on top of) this guy being Nate! Log in to Reply Equarter December 8, 2008 Actually Jillian your right. But I remember that he was in England for a while when Olivia was in Doctors without Borders. Or am I mixed up? Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 December 8, 2008 Oh Ricky Whittle would be even better. He is great!!! But would be a long way from leaving Hollyoaks, moving to L.A. and being cast for Y&R. But since this is wishful casting, he would definitely be my number one. Log in to Reply THEBEST December 8, 2008 Lord, that man is fine as wine! ***///My life as a soap fan is on life support, waiting for a miracle…\\\*** Log in to Reply Dax December 8, 2008 I don’t think Nate should be smooth. I think he should be holier than thou, judgmental and difficult like his mother and uncle… Much like Dan on “Gossip Girl.” Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 8, 2008 think he should be holier than thou, judgmental and difficult *** You mean another Devon? LOL This show needs some sexual chocolate, not another goody goody bore! Log in to Reply kcharlot December 26, 2009 I DO NOT THINK ROBERT RASHAD WOULD PLAY WELL AS LIL NATE BEING THAT HE IS A LIGHTER SKINNED GUY WHEN BOTH PARENTS ARE DARK AND ALSO LIL NATE WAS PRETTY DARK AS WELL WE NEED TO ATLEAST MACH THE THE TWO .. IVE BEEN TRYING SO HARD TO GET THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS CASTING DIRECTORS ATTENTION TO BRING THIS CHARACTER BACK AS A PLAYER SOMEWHAT OF A SMOOTH TALKING SMART ASS SNEAKY DOCTOR AND WHO WOULD PLAY HIM BUT ME … YES I WANT TO PLAY LIL NATE OLIVIAS SON Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.