The soap opera world just got a fresh new male face with a sun-kissed body and he goes by the name of Redaric Williams.
The Detroit-born hard body is the newcomer on the set of the long-running daytime soap opera series “The Young & The Restless,” where he plays the son of former Y&R lovebirds Drucilla (Victoria Rowell) and Malcolm (Shemar Moore).
He recently stopped by Rolling Out Magazine to flaunt his chiseled physique, dish details on his new role, and reveal how he feels about being considered Motor City man candy.
Check out a few interview excerpts below:
On his hometown:
Ask him where he’s from and he’ll say Detroit without hesitation even though he moved around a lot as a kid. Still, he was born in Michigan and graduated from high school in the Motor City.
“Detroit is my city,” he says with obvious affection. “I have an affinity for Detroit. I always have. Always will. I haven’t been back in years but Detroit is definitely my city.”
On his role on “The Young & The Restless” and being compared to Shemar Moore:
“I underestimated how huge the soap world is and how diverse the viewing demographic is,” he admits.
Some fans who are not feeling Tyler have tried to dismiss Williams as a Shemar Moore wannabe but Williams, who is clear that he is his own man, is flattered by any comparisons, positive and negative, to Moore.
“If you compare me to Shemar, I am honored,” he says. “He’s a great guy. He’s doing his thing — stamped, sealed and solidified — and to be able to be mentioned in the same sentence is an honor.”
On being considered a sex symbol:
“I don’t see myself as that so I don’t think I’d ever be comfortable in something that I don’t see myself as,” he explains, “but I am aware of it and I’m kind of fine with it in the sense that I know that that’s what’s required for what I’m trying to do career-wise.”
We certainly look forward to seeing more of Redaric and his abs in around Hollyweird. Ladies, would you hit it? You can peep a few more pics of Redaric on the flip to help you decide…