Admittedly, it was worry over his future that prompted Matt Evans to return to Star Magic.
The brief excitement over new beginnings when he left the agency two years ago, he told Push, was quickly tempered by his own hesitation after being confronted by the uncertainty of showbiz.
"Ang hirap magtiwala," Evans, who became a freelance actor, said. "Para kang nangangapa sa lahat. Honestly, hinanap ko po talaga 'yung alaga, 'yung malasakit, tsaka siyempre, trabaho."
He added that he views Star Magic as his "comfort zone," and that he did harbor a bit of regret over his decision.
Evans was last seen on ABS-CBN in the 2017 hit afternoon drama, "The Greatest Love," where he played the gay son of a mother stricken by Alzheimer's. He went on to appear in projects for other networks, but eventually returned to Star Magic last month.
He said that he had his doubts over whether Star Magic would take him again under its fold after what he did.
"Siyempre, may kaba," he shared. "Kasi hindi natin alam kung paano . . . Siyempre umalis ka tapos babalik ka agad, 'yung ganun."
"Pinagdasal ko lang. Tapos 'yon, medyo sobrang naging positive lang talaga ng mga nangyari. Sunud-sunod. Masayang-masaya talaga ako ngayon kasi nakabalik ako."
One of his first projects for ABS-CBN following his Star Magic comeback is a role in the upcoming TV series "A Soldier's Heart," to be headlined by Gerald Anderson and Elmo Magalona.