Rate and React Elisse Joson as Hilary

With ABS-CBN expanding its platforms to showcase its world-class content, more artists are given the opportunity to play key characters and unique roles in teleseryes. One of them is Elisse Joson, who impressed viewers with her performance as Hilary Abiog in “Pira-Pirasong Paraiso.”

Elisse is hands down one of the most stunning faces in showbiz. As she continues to improve in her craft, she demonstrates that she’s one of the most talented as well, switching her angelic and graceful ways to different personas.

Playing the funny bad girl Hilary highlighted her strength as a versatile actress. Several jaw-dropping scenes of hers have won the hearts of viewers, and she looks back on some of those via this edition of “Rate and React.”

She first looked into Hilary’s drunken speech – that scene where she stormed to Baby/Amy (Loisa Andalio)’s house during the latter’s graduation dinner and erupted into bitterness and anger. “’Yung pagsasabi niya ng bubog niya, walang pinipiling lugar, walang pinipiling okasyon,” she quipped about her on-screen persona. She rated this scene 8.5 out of 10 due to the intensity of her emotions, but leaving some space for improvement.

The next clip probably made viewers shed a tear or two, with Hilary unleashing pent-up emotions of bitterness towards her adoptive mother, Osang (Sunshine Dizon). Although a short sequence, this would have to be one of Elisse’s favorites as both characters spoke from the heart. “I appreciated the scene kasi very genuine ‘yung dating niya,” she commented before giving it a 9 out of 10 rating.

In the third featured scene, Hilary got a taste of Diana (Charlie Dizon)’s wrath after confirming her act as the fake Amy Paraiso.“Ito ‘yung mga eksena na gusto talaga ng mga Pilipino,” she quipped, in reference to the scene’s ‘pisikalan’, specifically Diana shoving a cake on Hilary. Judging this scene, Elisse rated it 8 out of 10, thinking Hilary could’ve appeared more pitiful if she had put in more effort.

The previous sequence continues with another confrontation extravaganza between Hilary and Baby (Loisa Andalio), the real Amy. Here, Hilary ignited the war of words by expressing her animosity towards Baby, who she believes ruined her life by exposing her lies. After watching this scene, which she rated 8.5, Elisse expressed appreciation for her on-screen character, which she considers her most challenging and most memorable so far.

“Sobrang saya maging Hilary for 6 months. I wish na pwede ko pa siyang i-relive someday. Ganu’n siya ka-meaningful for me. And I’ve learned so much from Hilary na I’ll be forever grateful,” she imparted.

Watch out for Elisse’s ‘pasabog’ finale performance in “Pira-Pirasong Paraiso: Ang Huling Laro,” today, January 27, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5, and A2Z.