James Yap. File Photo.
MANILA -- PBA superstar James Yap seems resigned to the fact that his son with ex-wife Kris Aquino is more inclined to pursue a career in showbiz.
Early this week, Aquino confirmed that her son, James "Bimby" Yap Jr., will be part of the sequel to Vice Ganda's "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin" for director Wenn V. Deramas.
This will be the boy's second movie after making his film debut in the box office hit "My Little Bossings" for the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The San Mig Coffee star had been quoted last year that he was not in favor about his son doing a movie, although he did show his support by holding a block screening of "My Little Bossings," which starred veteran comedian Vic Sotto.
When told on Tuesday about Bimby's new movie project, Yap replied in jest, "May magagawa ba ako?"
"Of course, kung ano ang gusto ng anak ko ay nandito lang ako para susuportahan. Good luck," Yap quickly added.
Asked if Aquino still needs to ask his approval as the boy's father, the basketball star said, "Hindi na. Okay na 'yon."
He even said he is willing to be a stage father to his son if ever Aquino can't attend their son's shoot.
"Wala namang problema diyan. Siyempre nung last na movie niya, sa taping kahit isang beses di ako nakapunta. Ngayon kung pwede, kung papayag ang mom niya, (pupunta ako)," Yap promised.
According to Aquino, it was Bimby's decision to do a movie with the "It's Showtime" host for this year's MMFF.
"So exciting ang festival na ito dahil sabi ko nga kay Vice, lagot kapag nagsho-shooting kayo, nagbabantay ako. So siyempre I'm excited," said Aquino, who considers the comedian among her closest friends in showbiz.