Richard Yap not only became a household name, but he’s also a certified Kapamilya heartthrob given his exposure on the top-rating daytime teleserye Be Careful With My Heart
. But what’s good about him is that he doesn’t let fame get the best of him. If anything, he gave credit to the “magic of TV” as the reason why a lot of female viewers think he’s hot. “If I was not in showbiz I would be just any other ordinary guy in the street. Nasa
TV lang ako biglang naging gwapo na ako
. And all my life walang nagsasabi ng ganon sa akin
,” he said with a laugh.
When asked if he thinks about the possibility that the success he’s enjoying now might end sooner or later, he simply replied, “I don’t let it bother me, I don’t let it pressure me. It’s not something I really aspired for, so I just let things happen. But it’s a very great blessing for me.” He also has his wife to thank for keeping him grounded off cam. “She always tells me you’re still who you are. You shouldn’t be like this.”
In the meantime, Richard claimed that he’s ready to do more kilig scenes with co-star Jodi Sta. Maria in Be Careful With My Heart. As it is, their first hug became a trending topic on Twitter in the past week. For their first kissing scene, Richard maintained that it would be sweet and wholesome, just like they have always been in the show. “It will be in a tender way I think. And maybe it would be an accident. Hindi naman pwedeng torrid kaagad sa amin,” he quipped.
- Report from TV Patrol and Bandila