Fans will get to see Kapamilya actor Richard Yap again on primetime as he joins the top-rating teleserye, ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.’
Kapamilya actor Richard Yap is officially back on primetime as he joins the cast of the top-rating teleserye, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
, as announced in a pocket press conference last November 12.
Famous for his roles as “Papa Chen” and “Ser Chief,” Richard will play a kontrabida character for the first time as the head of a child trafficking syndicate, Philip Tang.
“When I watched the premiere of Ang Probinsyano, nagustuhan ko ‘yung story and nakita ko na it’s something different, very action-packed, mabilis ‘yung story and sobrang ganda ‘nung pagkagawa so I wanted to be part of it kahit na kontrabida,” he said, revealing that he requested if he could join the show.
When asked if he hesitated about doing an antagonist role in Ang Probinsyano, Richard admitted that he does not want to be stereotyped into one role. “This is a challenge for me kasi I don’t want to be stereotyped na itong role lang ang puwede kong gawin na good guy role. So, I want to challenge myself, I want to learn also from the other actors kung paano gawin as a kontrabida kasi iba ‘yung atake rin dito. Iba ‘yung mindset mo. Actually mas stressful siya so it’s really something different but I want to do it because I want to challenge myself, I want to improve myself in my craft,” he said.
Later, he said that in every project, there has to be something new, “Mahirap naman ‘yung parating isang side lang ‘yung ipapakita mo parati sa audience. It helps to keep the interest alive. You have to reinvent yourself all the time.”
When asked about his “peg” in portraying Mr. Tang, the chinito actor answered the martial artist and Chinese actor Jet Li in the movie Lethal Weapon 4.
Sharing that they shot a few action scenes already, Richard said that they were also “very physical.”
Moreover, he will also have a trademark move to watch out for in the primetime series, “There’s an action that I keep on doing.”
This project is in tune with his dream of starring in an action-packed show. “Like I’ve always said, one of my dream roles would be something like a James Bond (movie), ‘yung parang ganon. Hindi naman kontrabida pero action,” he said.