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48 December 5th, 2016 Tristan Lake Leabu Cast As SORAS’d Reed Hellstrom On The Young and the Restless!

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The Young and the Restless has aged Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) and JT Hellstrom’s (Thad Luckinbill) son to a teenager.

According to Serial Scoop, soap newcomer Tristan Lake Leabu will be taking over the role most recently played by Max Page.  As fans know, Page joined the show in 2009, but left in 2012 and again in 2015 to have heart surgery.

Last month the CBS soap opera put out a casting call for the role of “Wes” who was described as a good-natured, willful and sensitive teen, who takes solace in playing his guitar.

The role was said to have begun taping a few weeks ago on November 15th.

Leabu took to Instagram on November 30 showing him walking into the CBS Television City where Y&R tapes.

His other credits include: Superman Returns, The Christmas Spirit and Hawaii-Five-O

So, what do you think about Y&R bringing in a teen Reed?  Excited to see Tristan in the role? Comment below!

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  1. Alan says:

    Not surprised that the show is bringing in the next generation of Newmans since the last couple of writers ruined any potential Noah and Summer might’ve had…

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    Timmm replied

    Noah and Summer were aged to quickly and not properly casted!

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    Celia replied

    How right you are, Timmmy.
    This kid looks like he could be Caine’s son….striking resemblance…..sad.
    Reed needed to be sorased, I think….for the simple reason that we never saw him, nor heard Victoria or anyone mention him.
    As an ‘older’ child, he has the option of making the decision of living wherever and with whomever he chooses.

    soapqueenforever replied

    Noah and Summer are brother and sister. Dad Nick. Rember?

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    Alan replied

    I know they are brother and sister. I was referring to the fact that the writers did not take the time to build up the characters so that they would be strong enough to drive story as the next generation Newmans.

    soapqueenforever replied

    Sorry Alan. I misunderstood your point.

    kathy replied

    I’ll be honest, I was observing how much he resembles Thad Luckinbill and Amelia, esp since they are married off the show and they do have children together !! I loved to hear Thad sing and play his guitar and I hope Reed does the same!!

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  2. k/kay says:

    He was born in 2001 so perfect aging /Kay Alden at work lets rock and roll the kid also plays the quitar just like his dad JT / Thad luckinbill who as JT I miss so much he and Colleen were so great! I am excited she is going to bring characters and their off soribg back to the xanvas

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    k/kay replied

    Kay Alden created the character of JT let’s sit back and watch their magic I do not mind new characters if they are connected to families on the canvas? not mad up stories

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    k/kay replied

    I screwed up born in 2007 sorry!

    damien replied

    jt and colleen!!!
    jt and colleen were the sweetest…imo the last successful young coupling y n r has had since, they could ve been the next nick and sharon highschool sweetheart supercouple. no young couple has had the same magic since. summer, noah…nope
    but colleen was killed off unnecesarily. i missed them. maybe sally can bring colleen back from the dead and jt can return with his son and the two can be reunited

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  3. Mary SF says:

    FINALLY—- I am not a fan of SORASing, but honestly it was beyond silly they never mentioned Victoria’s oldest child- and by the sounds of it he will be carbon copy of his father in his teenage years— and that new character Ivy they are casting, will be his girlfriend— could this be the reincarnation of the Glow by Jabot gang — it was the last time this show got their teen set correct– Colleen, young Billy, JT, and Mac

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    Meg Reddekopp replied

    REED IS 15 ,IVY IS SUPPOSE TO BE 25,

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  4. su0000 says:

    I never heard of him.. (newbie stranger to me)
    But- He looks good and hopefully he will bring some new drama with him..

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    mollie replied

    Could be interesting. I’ll give it a chance :)

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  5. soapqueenforever says:

    I guess they are going to regroup a new teen set and he is first on the list. I wonder if company for him is soon to follow. I also wonder if he is going to reconnect with Billy. I remember Reed and Billy bonded over video games back in the day. I always thought Faith and Reed were close in age. I hope they don’t age her anytime soon. She is such a terrific little actress. But this “newbie” they found, in my opinion bears a strong resemblance to Victoria. Let’s see what he can do. Maybe this will draw attention away from the GC Buzz. We can only hope. Well now Victor has another Newman he can sink his meathooks into. Let’s see how quickly it will take Reed to turn on him like everyone else

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  6. Patrick says:

    “that’s” – not – a flattering pic

    obscure perhaps…

    MUST be all that hair with plaid Muscles

    can’t define here

    as long as he’s a – GOOD – fit for Amelia Heinle

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    davlestev1 replied

    Lol. .flex. .now look pouty with a hint of sultry. .make that plaid shirt POP. .give me a break with that pose. .no you don’t jump out the camera at me. .LOL!

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    Patrick replied

    yeah, right ? it just threw me… I don’t reach that … far

    lol

    ok peeps: I went and googled …. he’s in fine form

    he’s acting alongside my girl… his mother… let’s go Victoria

  7. James R. Poissant says:

    I think I am a little excited to hear of this. I figure if he’s Victoria’s son then that means he’s got Newman blood in him which means it gives Victor somebody new to play with. This could take us into some good story but I would like it more if Thad Luckinbill came back as JT from time to time (or for good).

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  8. Violet Lemm says:

    Oh, yes another angst ridden teen, interfering in his mother’s life, can’t wait!

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    SZima replied

    I’m with you Violet! Usually not a fan of the teen stories because a) they are only there to cause trouble for the parents; and b) they usually can’t act their way out of a paper bag.
    Hopefully the new writing team will do better.

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  9. Paul says:

    Somewhere I mentioned that with the return of Tracey she should be given a teenager to adopt! Think of the fun of having a new Abbott and Newman dating!!

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  10. Lisa says:

    Physically he looks like he could be Victoria and JT’s kid – lets see where this goes.

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  11. Timmm says:

    Victoria has enough kids she doesnt spend enough time with! PLUS, this young man looks nothing like her or his dad, he looks like Cain’s son!

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    Celia replied

    Oh my gosh, my Timmmy.
    I swear I had not read this far down yet…..I just posted that very fact. This kid looks like Cane. WOW. Great minds think alike.

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    Timmm replied

    Great minds! Good to see you back girl!

    Celia replied

    TY.

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  12. Mo says:

    WHATTTTT!!!!?????? He looks like he’s in his 20s!!!!!!!!

    And he plays the guitar. Good grief. They tried that with Noah at one point, didn’t they? I wish they’d give good story to those they have on canvas and wouldn’t mind a decent story with Noah sans Marissa. I am not interested in this grownup Reed who looks like he could date Victoria.

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    k/kay replied

    His dad JT use to play the guitar and even sing if I remember correctly when he was courting Colleen.

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    Mo replied

    Okay, I didn’t watch then.

    Celia replied

    Yes, you are right, kay, my friend….as usual, you know your stuff.
    I loved JT….But, with Colleen, the best, albeit Thad and Amelia were a couple and then married.

  13. James says:

    2001…so he would be 16 now in real time. What age is he supposed to be now if SORAS is to be factored in?

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    Mo replied

    Reed was born on December 3, 2007, so he just turned 9-years-old.

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    k/kay replied

    Yes I screwed up I thought it was a 1 when I looked it up last nite instead of a seven!

  14. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I appreciate the SORAS of Reed, as it’s about time his character be a staple on the canvas; however, this is something about Tristan Lake Leabu that seems off-putting to me.

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  15. Iakovos says:

    Am hoping Reed’s arrival will give Victoria Newman some better focus. I have not liked her character for some time. Seems she and Billy finally got together and writers upended that before it really took root. I would love to see a strong woman, mother, and businesswoman who defies the Newman ways. I would like to see Victoria and Nick be more contrary to Victor and Nikki. I like to see the strong siblings if we can never have a solid marriage anchor the show. And, no, Victor and Nikki have not a strong marriage. It is almost laughable anymore, thanks to the writers of the last 15 years.

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  16. toscanti says:

    Great News! Can’t Hardly Wait until the new writing material airs tomorrow!!!!

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  17. Helen says:

    Agree .. He and screen Mommy look like they could date each other.

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  18. alexis says:

    i wish they would bring adam newman back on the show . he is the reason why some people watch the young and the restless to see adam newman. adam is most of people’s favorite character. he belongs with chelsea and his son connor and his family. since adam is gone his brother nick is with chelsea and connor. travis crawford broke victoria’s heart. he cheated on her. victoria’s ex told her that her boyfriend cheated on her. travis is a jerk . he should stay away from victor newman’s daughter victoria. i want her and billy back together. billy and victoria belong together more than her with travis. he’s a lier and a cheating jerk. victoria deserves better than travis. i hope they find a actor to play adam newman. he is my favorite character. they should have michael muhney back as adam newman or find somone else to play him. Michael Muhney bring him back to the young and restless to play as adam again. Adam Newman is loved by his fans. his fans wants adam to return to the young and the restless .

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    davlestev1 replied

    Adam is NOT coming back. The writers don’t want to deal with that character for a while to come. As for Michael Muhney it seems he went the route of Victoria Rowell as far as CBS is concerned same for Ronnie Moss Ridge on B&B. Yes no matter how popular you can be replaced and/or blacklisted even in the soap industry. A big ego makes for a null back account if you go out all types of wrong.

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    Patrick replied

    I couldn’t agree with you 100%. if all this swept under the rug… and it being a PROFESSIONAL environment… and that it’s a business… and that

    Michael Muhney , was, IN FACT … their BEST

    ratings, fans, and the audience, acknowledged his contribution… stratosphere everything that is: Y&R / CBS / Sony.

    let bygones be… that

    if it were me… I would revel in what could be… and fire on all cylinders

    because Michael Muhney as Adam… REIGNS SUPREME.. in all of this, genre

    Y&R will never be that big again, without Michael Muhney and Billy Miller.

    it’s one of those things were you always wonder… how good could it be

    Michael Muhney
    Victoria Rowell
    Brenda Dickson

    each… in their own right: WOW

    Patrick replied

    Mal Young and Sally Sussman… perhaps… need to address this and … as the audience did… with… Victoria Rowell… and Brenda Dickson… just put this to rest.

    I don’t know… CBS… “thankfully” has the best daytime block… of shows to catapult their daytime lineup… forever #1. why not go that extra mile… and cement how huge Michael Muhney returning would .. be the icing on the cake.. and then… and only then… would I rest on my laurels… and push the whole CBS lineup… over the top forever.

    OK OK

    if the past mishap… i’m going

    is not anywhere near the legalese department. then let this all go. HIRE HIM

    it would be the best fun

    Patrick replied

    of course… let sleeping dogs lie… I don’t want to know

    he’s the best dangle I’ve had

  19. Chrystie_Delancey says:

    In that picture he reminds me of Michael Graziadei. I think they need to find a way to get him on more often even if he is gainfully employed elsewhere.

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  20. Beverly says:

    How can they age reed and faith is still not aged she is older

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    k/kay replied

    Beverly Reed was born in 2007 and Faith 2009! Don’t worry now that the little brat is moving in with Grandma the drunk and Grandpa Satan they will send her off to boarding school. Those two aren’t fit to raise a cat with all their baggage.

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  21. Matthew says:

    Reminds me of Parker on ATWT

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