Luck was on Richard Yap’s side at the 2012 Golden Screen TV Awards by the Enpress (Entertainment Press Society) last March 1 when he won the Outstanding Breakthrough Performance By An Actor trophy for his performance in My Binondo Girl, which made him famous for his role as Papa Chen.
In an interview after he accepted his award, Richard said that his latest achievement inspires him more to “enjoy the ride” and do his job well. Currently, Richard is part of the top-rating daytime teleserye, Be Careful With My Heart.
The businessman-turned-actor said that he is just thankful for all the opportunities coming his way. “It’s very heartwarming. It’s such a great feeling to be recognized even for someone as new as me. Kasi most people in showbiz win awards… they work so hard to be where they are right now. I guess I’m just so blessed by the Lord and I’m just so inspired by all the people who are giving me all the support,” he said.
Though he has gained popularity and acquired a huge following, Richard clarified that it is all in a day’s work for him as an actor. “Well, I think it’s part of the job kasi ‘yun na nga, medyo public figure ka na. I guess di mo pwedeng maiwasan ‘yon. As much as possible pinagbibigyan naman natin,” he said.
With his recent award, the actor explained that he does not want to pressure himself just because of this achievement. “I just do what I have to do. Di ko na iniisip na magkaroon ng award or anything basta ayusin ko lang ‘yung [trabaho ko]… do the best I can in everything that I do.”
Push.com.ph then asked Richard if he also wants to be a dramatic actor in the future. “Siguro in time,” he replied. “You have to learn along the way.” He added that it takes time before one can be good at something. “I think you have to learn to do all these things slowly. Ayoko naman half-baked so we might go into that later on.”
This coming Holy Week Richard revealed that he might be working since his current teleserye will run until June. Apart from that, he said that he might also fly abroad for the world tour of Be Careful With My Heart. They are scheduled to be in the Middle East this Holy Week and Richard said that he is looking forward to bringing his family with him while on tour.