Single and available daw ang bagong Kapuso hunk na si Matthias Rhoads.
Si Matthias ang leading man ni Marian Rivera sa Kapuso primetime series na Super Ma'am.
Bagamat pitong taon na siyang walang karelasyon, hindi raw ito problema sa Filipino-American newbie actor.
Saad ng 25-year-old hunk, “I much prefer being single.
“For me, if I’m going to be in a relationship with somebody, I have to be thinking about forever.
"Because it’s a waste of my time to be spending so much time with a girl who doesn’t want [to be with me] for the rest of my life.
“So, in that time, I can meet, you know, girls.
“But it doesn’t have to be, you know… it doesn’t have to be that girlfriend-boyfriend situation.
“There’s too much there, it takes so much work.”
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Matthias sa grand launch ng Super Ma'am two weeks ago.
INDEPENDENT AND HAPPY. Mag-isang namumuhay sa Pilipinas ngayon si Matthias.
Solo siyang anak ng kanyang mga magulang na parehong nasa Texas, USA.
Paano niya kinakaya ang mamuhay nang mag-isa sa ibang bansa malayo sa kanyang pamilya?
Tugon ni Matthias, “You know, I’ve only been alone... you know, I think that's also the number one fear of people—that of being alone.
“And as an only child, I’ve had to deal with that. You know, me just having no brothers and sisters.
“Living alone in New York, so that, being alone in a different country, I actually am invigorated.”
Liberating daw para kay Matthias ang mamuhay mag-isa sa ibang bansa.
“Yeah, yeah, like that.”
NO TAGALOG, PLEASE. Kumusta naman ang pakikipagtrabaho niya kay Marian Rivera sa Super Ma’am?
Ayon kay Matthias, “It’s great! It’s great.
“She has a lot to inform me.”
Overwhelming bang makatrabaho ang Primetime Queen ng GMA Network?
“I wouldn’t say overwhelming is the word.
“I would say it’s a great opportunity to learn, you know, something from somebody who knows the business in and out.
“And she’s been doing it for years, and she speaks Tagalog with me, so I’m always speaking Tagalog to her.
“She said it’s bawal for me to speak English with her.”
Dahil hindi pa gaanong marunong managalog ang newcomer actor, may ginagawa ba siya para mas lalo pang matuto.
“Well, GMA is now providing a workshop,” tugon ni Matthias.
“I had a tutor in the beginning, but then after I first moved here, I thought I’m gonna have so much time, I had him coming, maybe, three times a week.
“So I do have a little bit of Tagalog, but then I got so many projects, after, you know, going to so many VTR, VTR, VTR…
“Audition, audition, audition, and then it just got so busy.”