“I suppose I’ve always been a little bit of a clown, a clever alec, so that type of thing comes easy to me.”
“It’s been fun playing the bad boy because the fans don’t always enjoy it, especially when you initially walk on and get everyone worked up.”
The 25-year-old actor, who made his television debut as a competitor on The Voice Australia in 2020, is loving his first major acting role.
He laughs as he says, “Theo is a tremendously enjoyable character to play because it provides you an excuse to do things you would never do in real life.”
Evans cites his time on The Voice, when he was a part of Delta Goodrem’s team and made it to the top 20, with providing him the abilities to deal with any unfavourable feedback regarding his character.
“It’s never fun when you first start, but I believe I grew used to it when I did The Voice because I knew people could be cruel on the internet,” he adds. “I also just stopped reading at the comments.”
“They’re enraged with the character, not with me.” I have to distinguish between the two, and a lot of the cast members say things like, ‘If they don’t like you, that means you’re doing your job,’ since they’re not intended to like you right away.”
After being booted out of his house for selling dubious insurance policies at his father’s car shop, Theo arrives in Summer Bay to seek refuge with his Aunt Leah (Ada Nicodemou).
Leah persuades Justin to give her nephew a second shot by offering him a job in his auto repair shop, but the young man is far from ideal.
Theo adds to the confusion by attempting to separate Ryder (Lukas Radovich) and his girlfriend Chloe (Sam Barrett).
Evans believes Theo will be able to redeem himself in the end.
“It’s not over yet. There are still mysteries to be revealed.” “There’s more to his relationship with his father, and he’s attempting to conceal some events,” the actor explains.
“It will take some time, but the audience will understand why he is the way he is, and they will begin to forgive him.”
“He needs to sort stuff out, and once he does, he’ll be a whole different guy.” “All I have to do now is hang in there.”
Meanwhile, Evans, a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Waapa) in Perth, is ecstatic with the new direction his his career has gone.
He believes that being offered a job on Home And Away had nothing to do with his time on The Voice, contrary to popular belief.
“Everything happened as a result of my own initiative.” “I wanted to do something different after The Voice and extend my horizons a little bit,” he adds.
“I hired an acting coach and began practising for six months, auditioning, and everything before this audition.” It wasn’t because of the first that the second occurred. “It was just a bit of a fluke.”
He describes his initial weeks on Home And Away as “mind-blowing.”
“I come from a Home And Away family. We used to watch it all the time as kids, and it’s very surreal to go into something you’ve always adored,” Evans adds.
“I think I got a taste of that when I was on The Voice and met a few judges, but when I got into this, it was on a whole different level.” It’s a little strange.”
While he still enjoys music, acting is now his true calling.
“I really love it. It’s just something that I really want to do for a career now which is so, so strange because if you told me that a year or two ago, I would’ve been very confused.”