Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria are slated to go to Vietnam to represent the Philippines in the Green Star Awards.
The two lead stars of Be Careful With My Heart are nominated as Favorite Foreign Actor and Favorite Foreign Actress, respectively. Meanwhile, their daytime series that aired on ABS-CBN for two years was nominated in the category Favorite Foreign Drama Series.
This was revealed last December 20 at the bloggers conference for The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin held at the ABS-CBN compound.
According to the actor best known as Sir Chief, “We’ll be flying out on Monday [December 22] to Vietnam to meet the fans and then also to attend the awarding ceremonies.”
“They [Vietnamese] been very vocal about their support for Be Careful with My Heart also.
“Actually ang kalaban namin dun, may local din, meron din silang mga Vietnamese actors and actresses… We’re very honored to be part of the awarding.”
What was his reaction when he found out about the nomination?
"I'm very happy. We didn't expect it. Nung lumabas nga yan sa Facebook, akala namin gawa-gawa lang 'yan.
"Kasi it wasn't announced. Yung fan ang nagforward at nagpost sa Instagram.
"[Inisip ko], 'Totoo ba ito?'"
Since Richard has been part of Be Careful with My Heart for the past two years, did he experience separation anxiety from the show?
Did it help that he was shooting Praybeyt Benjamin 2 at the time when Be Careful wrapped up?
“Siguro. Kasi tuloy-tuloy ang trabaho ko after Be Careful. So hindi ko masyadong napapansin na wala na akong taping.
“And wala naming separation anxiety. For me it’s not ano… I don’t get attached to things too much.
“Things are always ano… you need to move. Things are… the only thing that is constant is change."
Will there still be a movie version of Be Careful With My Heart?
The Kapamilya actor candidly answered, "I don't think so."
What's the next project for him?
“I might be doing another teleserye. Sometime in February next year,” Richard disclosed.
What are his dream roles for now?
Richard admitted: "Action movies like ni James bond saka yung movies ni Liam Nneeson. Yung unexpected hero...mga ganun na type."
Is he willing to do extensive action scenes? "Yeah," said the 47-year-old actor with a smile.