Matt Evans bluntly denies impregnating non-showbiz girl

From his action stint in Pedro Penduko, Matt Evans now wants to concentrate on drama, which he will start doing in his new weekly teleserye titled Your Song Presents Underage. "Gusto ko munang mag-stick sa drama, kasi yung gusto kong i-enhance pa yung drama skill ko," he says.


During the press conference of Your Song Presents Underage last Wednesday, February 25,Melissa Ricks clarified the real score between her and on-screen partner Matt Evans. "Kami ni Matt sa show [Underage], pero hindi kami sa totoong buhay," she said.

This was affirmed by Matt when he was interviewed at the same presscon. The former Pinoy Big Brother teen housemate said that they are enjoying each other's company and would like to maintain their good working relationship.

Matt said, "'Yong sa amin naman kasi, alam n'yo naman kapag kayo, alam n'yo naman ang career nadadamay. So, para sa amin, trabaho. Sa amin kasi, ayaw lang naman naming madamay yung trabaho, e. Kapag nagka-conflict sa aming dalawa, ang dami diyan na nawalan ng trabaho or nadamay pati yung trabaho. Pero alam mo naman, di ba, dito sa atin, ayoko naman na parang tipong masira yung pagkakaibigan namin dahil lang do'n."

For almost three years now, Matt and Melissa have been working together in most of their TV projects, most notably in Komik Presents Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko. Does Matt ever wish to be paired with other young actresses?

"Kahit kailan, hindi ko inisip yon," answered the 20-year-old actor. "Kumbaga, yung love team namin, oo sabihin na nating iisang love team, pero marami kaming kayang gampanan. So, puwede kami kahit saan mo kami ilagay—drama, comedy, kahit ano pa. So, sila na mag-judge sa amin."

Since the televiewers are already used to seeing them together, what makes Underage different from their past projects?

"Siguro para kay Mel, yung pinakamabigat dito na gagawin niya, kasi may rape scene, e. Alam ko never pa niyang ginawa 'yon. So, this is the first time na mae-encounter niya yung ganong eksena. Alam ko mahihirapan siya, pero nandito naman ako para sumuporta.

"Yung sa love team namin, medyo mature role yung gagawin namin dito. So, step-by-step, parang underage, pa-mature na talaga. Siguro ito na rin yung launching ng pagiging underage namin or 'eto na yung last siguro, hindi ko masabi."

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In the movie version of Underage in 1982, Matt's character was played by the late actor Jimi Melendez, Aiko's father, who did some daring scenes. Would Matt also be doing this in the TV version?

Matt said no, but his role here is one of the hardest roles he ever played.

He explained, "Alam ko, mabubuntis s'ya [Melissa] rito, pero hindi ako [ang ama]. 'Tapos ipapaako n'ya sa akin. So, to take it personally, mahirap, di ba? Aakuin mo yung hindi sa 'yo, parang 'yon yung kailangan kong ma-sink in."

"PATUNAYAN NILA." Matt also clarified rumors that he got a non-showbiz girl pregnant.

Matt laughed and explained, "Ewan ko, ang gulo-gulo nila, e! Ewan ko. Sa akin naman, kung meron mang gano'ng issue, e, haharapin naman natin 'yan. Hindi naman tayo tatakbo. Kung meron nga, e, di patunayan nila, di ba? DNA o kaya kahit ano pa man, yung tapatan, yung gano'n."

Where did the issue come from?

"Siyempre, yung mga ibang tao naman, hindi naman natin mapi-please. Lahat maaaring may ibang apektado or...sabagay wala naman akong nagagawan ng masama. Ako naman, sobrang friendly talaga akong tao. So, kung meron mang mga gano'ng issue, e, konsensiya na lang nila. Ako, kung gusto nila, kung kailangan nila ng tulong ko, puwede naman nila akong lapitan. Pero sana huwag naman nila akong gawan ng hindi maganda."

He reiterated that he has no idea about the said issue. "Actually ngayon ko lang nalaman yung issue na 'yan. Kasi ako, hindi naman ako... 'Yon nga, e, mahirap sa akin, hindi ako tsismoso kaya hindi ko alam na may gano'ng kaganapan sa pali-paligid."

COMPETITION WITH JAKE CUENCA. Since Matt mentioned about not being romantically involved with Melissa yet, the young actor said that he did not get jealous when told about Jake's move on Melissa.

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"Hindi naman [ako nagseselos], kasi si Mel naman, alam naman naming hindi naman mahirap mahalin. Napakabait, very outgoing na tao. So hindi malabo na magkaron ng gusto sa kanya yung iba pang lalaki," said Matt.

The young actor also does not mind if Jake courts Melissa shortly after being linked to young actress Roxanne Guinoo and Bea Alonzo.

"Nagkakataon lang naman siguro na talaga madali siyang ma-fall, e. Pero sa akin, si Jake naman, alam naman natin na napaka-gentleman ng taong 'yan. Pagdating sa babae talaga na talagang very outgoing nga talaga [si Melissa], so kahit naman siguro kami nung Pedro Penduko malapit, parang ako, malapit ako."

So, it's okay if Melissa or Jake do not inform him about this?

"Hindi naman kami ano ni Melissa. Kumbaga, kung meron man kaming ginagawa sa mga personal na buhay namin, e, nirerespeto namin. Respetuhan kami, ganun talaga," he explained.

Aside from Melissa, the former Pedro Penduko actor will also work with other Kapamilya young stars such as Empress Schuck, AJ Perez, Lauren Young, Valeen Montenegro, and Rafael Rosell. Your Song Presents Underage will have its pilot episode on Sunday, March 1, after ASAP '09 on ABS-CBN.


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