Newcomer Richard Yap thankful to be recognized for playing "Papa Chen" in My Binondo Girl

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Okay lang ba sa asawa ni Richard Yap na may mga love interest siya sa My Binondo Girl?

"She’s very understanding. Actually kasi when we started out, tinanong ko naman sa kanya if it’s okay with her. And she gave me the go signal," sagot ng baguhang aktor.


Sa edad na 44, hindi na inasahan ni Richard Yap na sisikat pa siya sa showbiz.

Ngunit ito nga ang nangyari nang kunin siya ng ABS-CBN para sa role na "Papa Chen" sa My Binondo Girl.

Dumalo ang PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa mall show ng naturang primetime series noong Linggo, January 8, sa SkyDome ng SM North.

Saksi kami sa dumadagundong na reception ng tao kay Richard, o kay Papa Chen, at napupuno ng tilian ang venue kapag umaakyat ang baguhang aktor sa stage.

Baguhan si Richard Yap sa showbiz.

Bago ang My Binondo Girl, isa siyang ordinaryong family man, na masaya sa kanyang 18-year-long marriage at dalawang anak.

Nagtatrabaho siya sa isang marketing company, at paminsan-minsan ay nag-o-audition bilang commercial model.

Pitong taon din siyang gumanap na chef sa mga commercial ng Chowking.

Kaya naman nagulat siya nang biglang i-offer sa kanya ang role na ama ng karakter ni Kim Chiu, at love interest ng mga karakter nina Ai-Ai delas Alas at Cherry Pie Picache.

"It was offered to me actually.

"Pinag-isipan ko, pero I asked my family kung okay sa kanila.

"And I also told ABS na wala akong experience, if they were still okay with that.

"Why not?" pahayag ni Richard nang makapanayam siya ng PEP.

Gayunpaman, alam ni Richard na ang kakulangan niya ng acting experience ay magpapahirap sa production, at sa mga cast nito.

Kaya naman malaki ang pasasalamat niya sa mga co-stars niya sa pag-alalay sa kanya sa unang mga taping.

Una niyang pinasalamatan si Cherry Pie.

Aniya, "She’s one of the people who helped me with the internalizing, acting and all that.

"Even with her status also, very helpful siya.

"I’m very thankful sa lahat ng cast.

"Alam ko nahirapan din sila, especially in the beginning, na mag-relate kasi it’s a give-and-take, e, when you’re acting.

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"Hindi ako ganun kaano, I did not know how to do this at first."

Pinasalamatan din niya si Ai-Ai sa pagpapatawa nito sa set, dahilan ng pagkawala ng kanyang kaba.

"She’s a very nice person. Very down-to-earth, even with her celebrity status.

"Hindi siya yung hard-to-reach na tao," sabi ni Richard patungkol sa Comedy Concert Queen.

At siyempre, malaki rin ang pasasalamat niya sa kanyang mga fans na patuloy na sumusuporta sa kanya.

Ayon kay Richard, "I’m very happy na natanggap ako ng tao.

"Like you said nga, this is my first time.

"I’m very thankful to them, for people giving me a good write-up.

"May mga write up na I’ve read, I tried to reply.

"Di ko alam kung pumapasok yung mga reply ko, but I’ve always tried to thank the people watching.

"Without them, wala rin tayo dito."

At may asasahan ba ang fans na susunod na project niya matapos ang My Binondo Girl, na two weeks na lang sa ere?

"So far, wala pa. Wala pa," sagot ni Richard.

"Ano naman, for me, it is a very good experience.

"It’s okay if I continue it also, pero hindi naman ako...

"I don’t want to be presumptuous na sabihin ko may next soap ako o ano.

"I’ll just wait if anything comes."

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