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Yam Concepcion: ‘I want to be known as someone who takes off my clothes but can act’

Yam Concepcion autographs a copy of her magazine cover. (MJ Marfori)


Sexy films are about to make a comeback, thanks to the introduction of the R-16 rating by the MTRCB and the SM Cinema chain’s embrace of this new classification.

At least that’s what Viva Films thinks. That’s why it has introduced a “new sex goddess” in Yam Concepcion, who appears nude on the cover of the latest issue of FHM Philippines ahead of her film debut.

The 23-year-old Multimedia Arts graduate of the College of Saint Benilde is very proud of her magazine cover.

“Maganda. It works well, lalo pag walang damit kesa ‘yung may damit. For a change di ba? Something new,” Yam quipped to News5.

Yam is the lead actress in the upcoming Viva movie “Rigodon”, which will mark the return of director Erik Matti to the erotic thriller genre.

Viva is said to be counting on Direk Erik to do for Yam what he did 13 years ago in his directorial debut when he successfully launched Joyce Jimenez to sexy stardom in “Scorpio Nights 2″.

“Rigodon” also stars John James Uy and Maxene Eigenmann.

“It’s a very sexy film na borderline mainstream and indie,” said Yam, who is no ordinary Viva hot babe.

Before she was recruited by Viva last year, Yam used to be the drummer for a rock band called Ursa Minor.

She could still pass for an innocent colegiala, but she is determined to make it as a new breed of sexy star.

“I want to be known as somone who takes off my clothes but can act. ‘Yung ginawa ko it’s pure acting,” she said of her provocative scenes in “Rigodon”.

The decision to disrobe for the camera did not come easy for Yam. It took her a year to accept Viva’s offer after convincing herself she could do it and convincing her mother, too.

“For me to be able to show a lot of skin it took a lot of effort and a lot of psyching sa sarili ko,” she said.