Ted Lasso actor Nick Mohammed has opened up about the massive transformation of his character as fans were left wondering what the hell is going on with Nate.
The actor addressed the ‘rumbling discourse’ among viewers, and promised that it will all make sense in the end.
Mohammed’s character was first introduced in season one as AFC Richmond’s kit-man. He lacks confidence but knows a lot about football which makes him a great asset for Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) and Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt).
He quickly climbed the ranks and became an assistant coach, but just when he seems to be finding his own feet, Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) returns to the team as a coach himself and Nate starts feeling like he is no longer useful.
However, after taking the reigns of the team and leading Richmond to a glorious win, Nate gets overconfident and sings his own praises to the press, where he mistakenly refers to himself as a ‘wonder kid’ rather than a ‘wunderkind’, a faux-pas which becomes his new nickname among the players.
His deep-seated insecurities make it hard for him to be in on the joke as ‘wonder kid’ becomes his new nickname with players and he spends all his time scrolling through comments from admiring fans on Twitter.
In the latest episode, which streamed last Friday on Apple TV+, Nate’s chagrin turns ugly when he gives discouraging feedback to one of the players who is already struggling with his confidence and threatens the new kit-man after the young lad gives him a ‘wonder kid’ kit shirt as a present.
As fans have been wondering what exactly is going on with Nate and what prompted this dramatic shift in his behaviour, Mohammed has now opened up about his character.
In a Twitter post, the actor wrote: ‘Just a quickie to say I’m aware of the rumbling discourse within the #TedLasso community on Nate’s journey this season.
‘It all adds up. Promise to respond once we get to the very end,’ which will be in four week’s time when the second season airs its finale.
‘For now, however, I remain a silly little actor playing a dickhead!’ he added with a clown emoji at the end.
Fans were quick to praise Mohammed for his portrayal. ‘You’re doing a phenomenal job @nickmohammed of making him my least favorite character this season, whereas “Nate the Great” was my favorite in S1. Brilliant portrayal!’ wrote one viewer.
‘He’ll be back, I know it. I thought Jamie was irredeemable last season and now he’s one of my favorites so I am keeping the faith and will be here for the return of Nate the Great,’ added another commenter.
Someone else joked: ‘You’re just saying that so you can scroll through all of the responses on Twitter like your character does.’
‘On rewatch, I fast-forwarded Nate’s scenes because they were too unnerving to watch again, I felt them. I can’t wait to see him get the Lasso effect and come out the other side a better person. I know he will, he’s the wonder kid,’ added a fourth person.
Ted Lasso is available to watch on Apple TV Plus.
Credit: Original article published here.