Richard Yap believes that Jodi Sta. Maria will successfully portray the iconic character.
Richard Yap and Vice Ganda are still busy taping for their upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival entry Praybeyt Benjamin Part 2
. In an interview with the two stars during ABS-CBN’s trade launch in Pasay City, both expressed their excitement about the movie. “We're excited, everyone is excited for Praybeyt Benjamin
sa December 25,” Vice said. Richard quipped, “Siya na ‘yung bagong love team ko ngayon.”
Vice commended Richard’s performance in the movie and shared that the Be Careful With My Heart star has a great sense of humor. “Ang galing ni Richard, abangan niyo nakakatawa siya. Hindi niya alam na nakakatawa siya. Kami ni direk Wenn (Deramas) tawa lang kami ng tawa sabi ko kay direk Wenn kinakabahan ako kasi baka matapos ‘tong pelikula mas nakakatawa sa akin si Richard kasi nakakatawa talaga siya, walang effort,” the comedian said.
Vice said that they are almost done with the film. “Malapit na malapit ng matapos ilang shooting days na lang kami.”
On his Christmas plans, Vice said that he will be spending it here in the Philippines. “Nasa Pilipinas lang siyempre maglilibot kami ng mga sinehan.”
Richard has no holiday plans yet because he is focused on the film. “Sa akin wala pa masyado [plans] kasi nagsho-shoot pa rin kami ng Praybeyt Benjamin so busy pa rin.”
Richard was also asked about his reaction to BCWMH co-star Jodi Sta. Maria’s upcoming portrayal of Amor Powers in Pangako Sa ’yo. Despite such a big departure from the character of Maya, the actor believes that Jodi will portray it very well. “Oo nga eh it’s just a very different role from her being Maya so well I know Jodi can pull it off, she can be anyone who she wants to be eh. Ang galing ni Jodi so I don’t think it's a problem,” he commented.