Matt Evans talks about keeping up with his fellow young actors in the Kapamilya network.
Matt Evans and Melissa Ricks are set to reunite for the upcoming primetime teleserye Tanging Yaman. Details of the show are still being kept under wraps, but in an interview with ABS-CBN.com, Matt revealed that his role in Tanging Yaman is something he had never played before. “Ang masasabi ko lang ‘yung role ko dito first time kong gagawa ng ganito. Very serious ‘yung role, lesser pa-cute. Ito na siguro ‘yung pag-level ko sa mga serious characters. Sa teleserye namin maipapakita kung ano ba talaga ‘yung mas mahalaga, ‘yung sinumpaan mong tungkulin o ‘yung mga taong mahal mo.”
With previous top-rating teleserye Tayong Dalawa introducing young actors Gerald Anderson, Jake Cuenca, and Coco Martin as “primetime drama princes,” could Tanging Yaman do the same for Matt? “I’ll work on it pero para sa akin may kanya-kanya kaming trabaho. Ako ginagawa ko lang ‘yung best ko, kung ano ‘yung inaasahan sa akin.”
Matt added that he doesn’t feel insecure with the success of other young actors in ABS-CBN especially with Gerald and Jake both of whom he considers as his good friends. “Mga kaibigan ko sila. Nagtutulungan kami lahat kung alam naming may isang medyo mahina.” The Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition alum also said that he is not affected if people will think that Jake and Gerald have already taken the lead in the competition. “Hindi na mahalaga sa akin kung sino ang nauuna o nahuhuli. Kung may nagsasabi man na napagiiwanan na ako, hindi mo naman kasi mapi-please lahat ng tao. Basta ang mahalaga sa akin masaya ako sa ginagawa ko at gusto kong mag-improve pa. Heto ako nabibigyan pa rin ng projects, ibig sabihin lang noon meron pa rin natutuwa na mapanood ako.”
ABS-CBN.com then asked him what he thinks makes him unique among other young actors in the Kapamilya network. “Every time na may gagawin kasi akong project gusto ko iba ‘yung look ko. I try na ibahin ‘yung bihis ko or ‘yung buhok ko. Nagsimula ako na kulot, tapos short hair, then shorter hair, clean cut. Sa hitsura pa lang namin magkakaiba na kami nina Gerald at Jake. Dun pa lang masasabi mo nang may iba’t ibang roles na bagay sa amin.”
Matt also shared that he is working on improving his physique. He said that being fit is definitely a requirement in the role he will be portraying in Tanging Yaman. “I’m working on my body. Four times a week ako kung mag-work out, cardio talaga. Sobrang tiis din ako sa pagkain. Kung dati half rice lang ngayon madalas no rice na or sa morning lang.”
About doing kissing scenes and love scenes with his ka-love team Melissa, Matt said that he is ready with whatever his craft will demand from him. “Hindi ko pa masabi kung may mga daring scenes kami ni Melissa. Pero kami naman hindi kami masyadong nagho-hold back sa mga ganun. Comfortable na rin kami sa isa’t isa. Definitely mas mature na ‘yung characters namin. Ready naman kami kung may ire-require silang daring. Naniniwala naman kami kapag sinabi nilang kailangan sa story. Pero siyempre kailangan ng malaking paghahanda sa mga ganun. Baka kasi magtawanan lang kami ni Mel sa eksena.”