Papa Chen or Richard Yap in real life became trending in Twitter because of his role in primetime hit teleserye in ABS-CBN, “My Binondo Girl.” He admitted that he has no training in acting and has to get first the opinion of his family regarding the offer of the Kapamilya network.
His children were the ones who convinced him to do the role of “Papa Chen.” He also asked his wife if she’s okay with it and his wife has been very supportive about it. In fact, his wife also serves as his PA. “Alam mo instead of getting somebody else to take care of my things siya na lang, she acts as my PA” said Richard. He also said that they find it as their bonding time during taping.
From being the face of Chowking into a leading man of Ai-ai delas Alas and Cherry Pie Picache, Richard has learned so many things from them. “Ms. Ai Ai is very down-to-earth, despite her celebrity status. She welcomed me to the show and was very patient with me. Ms. Cherry Pie (Picache) helped me internalize. She was very helpful to me.”
Richard Yap is open to all opportunities no wonder why he’s successful right now.