Home and Away star Matt Evans might never have racked up a single acting credit before his appearance in the Australian soap, but he’s since taken the industry by storm
Theo Poulos’s time on Home and Away is about to heat up now that we know he’s going to be the lead singer for the brand-new band Lyrik.
Theo has been working as an apprentice at the garage with Ziggy amid a twist involving his father’s violence, and he rapidly established himself as a favourite character in the Australian soap.
What about Matt Evans, the boy’s actor, though?
The Daily Star examines the actor’s true life when he is not portraying a character, including his age in real life and his love life away from the cameras.
The Voice stardom
Even though Home and Away might be Matt’s first significant acting role, the television industry is nothing new to him.
The star first became well-known on The Voice Australia as a member of Team Delta before joining forces with Janie Gordon to form the duo known as Goldi after competing against each other.
Goldi, who was mentored by Delta Goodrem, advanced to the 2020 Showdowns before being eliminated in episode 19.
Additionally, Matt admitted to Stuff that he had “conversations” with bosses about the direction the storyline should go, suggesting that his music career undoubtedly had an impact on his Home and Away character.
He stated: “I’d love to be able to [sing], and they were extremely tolerant of that when I voiced that in a couple of meetings upstairs.
“I knew there would be some music I could add to the character, but nothing else,” the author said. It’s also hilarious how they kind of hid it from me.
“There were rumours that this band was coming in, but I was unaware of them. I was one of the last to learn, but it’s been incredible,” he said.
Matt graduated from WAAPA with a degree in contemporary music before getting the part in Home and Away and performing with the rock band Atlas Chasers before appearing on The Voice.
Real age and secret job
Theo, a 2001-born resident of Summer Bay, is only 21 years old, whereas actor Matt is a few years older.
Actually 25 years old, Matt first appeared on The Voice at the age of 23.
He was up in Western Australia and began his career driving forklifts while performing with Atlas Chasers in bars. Even as an actor, he maintains a covert second job.
In his spare time, the celebrity also creates videos for Cameo, where a single film costs as little as £34.
He has a five-star rating on the website, and for just £9, you can send him a direct message or choose from a range of personalised films.
If that’s what you’re looking for, Matt can also “sing you a song,” according to his website bio.
Unlucky in love3
Many fans have been curious about Matt’s love life outside of the soap opera and have raised questions about if he is dating anyone.
He has acknowledged that he “writes a lot of love songs,” but he hasn’t yet discovered the ideal partner.
He acknowledged: “I don’t really fall in love very easily and I haven’t had many girlfriends, so it’s odd,” in a statement to The Daily Telegraph.
“At this time, there is no one on the horizon.”
Matt has confirmed that when he eventually leaves Home and Away, he wants to try his luck in Hollywood and see if he can land some big US roles.
But the thought of leaving Summer Bay makes him “anxious”.
Speaking to TV WEEK, he explained: “Obviously I have plans when it comes to moving to the US and giving the States a go and seeing what I can do over there.
“I have a great agent and everything set up there, so that was always [the plan], otherwise I feel like I would be wondering ‘what if?’
“I still feel so comfortable and at home on Home and Away. There’s already that anxiety building in me of leaving the place and having to go and fend for myself and [I’m thinking]: ‘What if I never work again?’” he added.
But it looks like fans won’t have to say goodbye to Theo any time soon, as Matt confirmed that he’s happy “for the next few years” in Australia.