“The Greatest Love” makes Matt Evans cherish family even more

For Matt Evans, nothing is more important than family.

After marrying Katrina Farinas in 2013 and having two children, with one from a previous relationship, Matt has become the dedicated family man.

Thus, what else can delight him more than being cast in a drama promoting family values?

Career hallmark

The Greatest Love has become a career hallmark for Matt as he portrayed the ever-positive gay stylist Andre, who was very much close to Gloria (Sylvia Sanchez) and would do anything for her even as she faced the scourge of Alzheimer’s Disease.

“Nakakadala kasi si Andre yung character, sobra sobrang positive talaga so tingin ko isa yon sa mga nadala ko sa buhay ko ngayon na parang kahit anong unos pa yung dumating, malaking bagay pag positibo ka mag-isip,” Matt stressed in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN.com.

Relatable and enriching

But what made him treasure his character was that it was relatable and enriching to him as a son to his mother Vivien and a brother to his half-siblings Mark and Akira.

“Mas lalo kong na-appreciate ang mommy ko, yung mga kapatid ko. Talagang nagkaroon ako ng eagerness na gusto ko silang makasama,” Matt said.

“Gusto mong makausap ng mas madalas kahit malayo ang isa kong kapatid. Long distance kami. Mas lagi kaming nag-uusap ngayon kaysa nung magkalapit kami. Nakakatuwa dahil ang laki pong naidulot ng show para sa amin.”

The show, he added, made him a good listener. “Mas nangingibabaw po sa akin ang pagmamahal bilang isang anak, asawa, ama, at kapatid. Natutunan ko po dito ang makinig. Makinig ka, makiramdam ka. Mas importante talaga ang nakikinig ka kaysa nung nagsasalita ka kaagad or nag-ju-jump into conclusions ng hindi ka pa nakikinig,” he said.

Unconditional love

The most important thing about the show was that it professes unconditional love of the family, something that Matt would really take to heart.

“Unconditional love sa pamilya natin, sa nanay, sa asawa mo, sa anak mo. Yun talaga ang una at dulo ng buhay mo na kailangan na hindi magbago,” Matt said. “Magkasakit man, maghiwalay ka man sa pamilya mo, anumang mangyari sa yo, pamilya pa rin yan. Yan pa rin ang babalikan mo. Hindi pa rin magbabago ang pagmamahal na binibigay nila sa yo. “