Richard Yap to go full time in showbiz

Posted at 12/04/2012 2:01 PM | Updated as of 12/04/2012 7:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Although it was a hard decision for actor Richard Yap to quit the company where he worked for 22 years, the “Be Careful With My Heart” star said he is willing to try his luck in show business and do what he thinks is his best.

Actor Richard Yap. File photo

In an exclusive interview with The Buzz magazine, 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 kung meron chance to do other investments, pwede naman gawin 'yun on the side,” he said.

Yap rose to fame after he played Papa Chen in the ABS-CBN 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, Yap 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. Hindi pwede 'yung, ‘Ah alam ko na ‘yan!’” he said.

Yap also said it is important to always keep one’s feet on the ground.

“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 June 2013.

Asked how he feels over the consistent support the show has been getting, Yap said: “I was a bit surprised actually kasi 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.