Best known for his role as Papa Chen in My Binondo Girl, Richard Yap has now landed a starring role in an upcoming teleserye opposite Jodi Sta. Maria. The showbiz newbie gave a few details about his latest acting stint during the story conference of the said show last June 6. “It’s a story of a widower who finds true love in another person na naging part ng family niya. I play a businessman who has kids na kailangan alagaan. He needs somebody who’ll take care of them at si Jodi yun.”
Richard said that he’s familiar with Jodi’s works and he can’t wait to see how viewers would respond to their team-up. “I am really excited to work with Jodi kasi sobrang galing niya. Pinapanood ko siya sa 100 Days. Jodi is a very nice person and she’s so easy to work with. I think were going to have a very good working relationship. [Giving us our very own teleserye] is such a big responsibility and I would like to give my best in this project so they’d see that it’s worth it.”
Aside from this new soap, Richard is also part of the top-rating teleserye Walang Hanggan as Dawn Zulueta’s business partner/love interest. Despite his lack of background in acting, he’s very grateful that ABS-CBN has given him a huge break in showbiz. “I am thankful to ABS-CBN kasi ang daming projects ang ibinigay nila sa akin after My Binondo Girl, there’s Walang Hanggan and this one also. I will try to do my best na ipakita sa kanila na they are not wrong in giving me this project. Sobrang thankful ako. And to be working with stars na ang gagaling especially now with Jodi, I feel so blessed.”
Through it all, Richard shared that his family is really supportive of his new endeavors. “No, [my wife is not the jealous type] it’s all part of work. It’s going to be a great story naman so we all look forward to it. They’re really excited for me to be working with Jodi and all the other stars in this teleserye. Excited kaming lahat,” he reiterated.