After the highly successful run of his morning soap Be Careful with My Heart, Richard Yap’s next big project pairs him with no less than Judy Ann Santos.
“That’s right!” he says. “It’s still untitled though. We would still have a story conference and from there, I’ll have clearer details regarding the show. Production says we might start taping middle of this month. This early, I’m simply excited!”
Many ask if he is under pressure since he came from a highly successful program.
“Honestly, I try not to pressure myself. Instead, I think positive. It’s a new show and it’s also light so I’m pretty sure TV buffs would like it.”
Be Careful with My Heart aired for almost two years. Does he think his latest project opposite Judy Ann also holds the same potential?
“It’s premature to say, so to speak. My breakthrough soap was a certified hit. People loved it. I can only wish the same for my new offering. As I’ve said, it’s also light stuff, and it’s with Judy Ann. I promise to do my best to once again render an endearing performance to the viewers.
“They will definitely be treated to a new screen combination. I will also be working with a new set of co-stars. But to be honest, I wouldn’t expect that it will run on air as long as Be Careful with My Heart. From what I know, it’ll be shorter. But who knows, right? It would depend on the viewers’ reception,” states Richard.
He made it to the list of New Movie Actor nominees in the forthcoming Star Awards for the Movies. He was cited for his work in The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin.
“It’s a big honor! Being nominated is already an achievement. For me, it’s like bagging the trophy at stake. Win or lose, I’m proud to be recognized. I’m deeply grateful to the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC)!”
It seems that the charming actor is looking at a busy 2015.
“Well, hopefully, yes! First is my latest soap opposite Judy Ann. I wish it becomes another hit. It’s our maiden screen team-up so I hope the public will support us. Then, there’s this new film in which I’m part of the main cast. It’s not as grand as the Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin but still, it has an interesting and fresh concept that moviegoers will love. I hope it will get the same level of support.”
Speaking of Praybeyt Benjamin, will he be keen on joining a third instalment if ever?
“With regards to that, I still haven’t heard of a possible third part yet. I think Vice (Ganda) is doing another project with Coco (Martin). Let’s wait and see,” ends Richard.
According to Vin Abrenica, there’s no reason for his current steady Sophie Albert to get jealous of Yasi Presman, his leading lady in the latest edition of Wattpad Presents titled “My Fiance’ Since Birth.”
“There’s nothing like that because primarily, Sophie and I trust each other very well. We both know that it’s part of our job as actors. And speaking for myself, I don’t give her any reason to get jealous,” he avers.
Even if there are intimate moments that some scenes require, the appealing lad says it would not be a source of friction between him and his ladylove.
“Yes! Like kissing scenes? As I’ve mentioned earlier, Sophie and I try to be professional all the time. We are public properties so it’s one demand of the job. Perhaps, during the initial stage of our relationship, that’s possible.
“But now, we’re open-minded. In fact, when she did a kissing scene in her indie film # Y, I was even there during their dubbing. I was able to watch the scene and it was just okay with me. We are supportive of each other, especially if it’s for our growth as actors.
Even if they’re now doing separate projects with other stars, Vin reiterates:
“Our relationship is not affected. In fact, it’s getting stronger!”