Actor Richard Yap (popularly known as “Sir Chief”)
Although it was a tough decision for “Be Careful With My Heart” actor Richard Yap to quit the company where he worked for 22 years, Mr. Yap said he is willing to try his luck in show business and do what he thinks is his best.
In an exclusive interview, Yap said he will try to learn as much as he can to make the most out of his showbiz experience.
“For now, I’ve finally decided to make this full time. I’ll give it two years. Since I am here, I’ll try to do my best. And if i have the chance to do other investments, will do,” he said.
Yap rose to fame after he played Papa Chen in the Kapamilya series “My Binondo Girl.” He further became a household name after he took on the role of Sir Chief in the top-rating morning series “Be Careful With My Heart.”
Asked what he thinks is the reason behind this success, The actor said it the openness to learn more things even at the age of 45.
“We should not close our minds to other possibilities. Like acting, it was a new possibility for me. So I learned how to act, I did workshops, I learn from other people,” he said.
Yap also said it is important to always be humble.
“You should be open to criticisms. You shouldn’t let success or fame get into your head. Humility is a trait you should always cultivate,” he explained.
Just recently, it was reported that “Be Careful With My Heart” was extended until 2013.
Asked how he feels over the consistent support the show has been getting, Yap said: “I was a bit surprised actually because we were expecting until first quarter of next year. It’s a good surprise for us.”
“We wanted to show our appreciation not only to the supporters, but also to God above. It’s such a blessing to be an inspiration to all the people watching us. We cannot always help people financially, but helping them emotionally and spiritually, that’s the best thing that we can give,” he added.