- ABS-CBN had an online poll to see who netizens think is the best actor to portray Judas Escariot
- The choices were Jhong Hilario, JC Santos, Ryan Eigenmann, and AJ Muhlach
- Jhong won 30.85% of the votes
For TV programming, Holy Week means the regular Filipino shows make way for religious dramas and values-oriented shows.
One that is always aired during this time of faith reflection is the life and passion of Jesus Christ.
Who would best portray Jesus Christ, Mary, and Judas if an all-Filipino version was created?
ABS-CBN asked their viewers for help casting Kapamilya stars if they produce a drama on the passion of Christ.
The first poll pitted Jhong Hilario, JC Santos, Ryan Eigenmann, and AJ Muhlach against each other for who would be the best Judas.
And the winner is Sample King Jhong with 30.85% of the votes!
AJ came in a close second with 30.78%.
According to ABS-CBN, Jhong has been in the industry for 21 years and has portrayed a long list of exciting roles.
He recently played a ruthless rebel Alakdan in FPJ's Ang Probinsiyano.
Fans think Jhong would be the perfect Judas.
Some thought the actor's face and facial expressions fit the traitor's role very well.
FB user Virgil Palima said: "Oo nman! S mata plang, tinging makasalanan na! Pag ngumisi na, prang tatraydurin ka na...At pagnagsalita na, feeling pinagbabantaan na ña ang buhay mo, wala ka ng kawala sa kanya..."
Another commenter said it's the perfect combination of his looks and acting skills.
"Bagay na bagay. Mukha mo pa lang Jhong epektib Judas ka na. How much more kung umakting na."
One commenter insists it's all because of his superb acting skills.
"Mahusay lang talaga umarte si Jhong. Kaya salute ako sau jhong.good actor."
Mary Bet even considers Jhong the next Paquito Diaz, iconic kontrabida in classic Pinoy films.
"Bagay syang palit kay Paquito Diaz..Kuha ni Jhong yung seryoso habang nagsasalita pagkatapos biglang tatawa..Nas trademark ni Paquito Diaz.."
Because, indeed, he is one of the best villain of his generation.
"Ok na gumanap sa role ni Judas, isa sa pinakamagaling na kontrabida ng kanyang henerasyon."
But despite the traitorous role, one FB user believes Jhong is an angel in real life.
"'hudas' mn sya sa mga teleserye 'anghel' nman sya totoong buhay higit sa lahat sa knyang pamilya..."
Before becoming an actor, Jhong was best known as part of the popular dance group Streetboys.
His best roles include Botong in Muro Ami (1999), Willy in Dekada '70 (2002), Gary in Mara Clara (2010-2011), and Alakdan in FPJ's Ang Probinsiyano (starting 2017).
He is seen everyday as one of the hosts on noontime show It's Showtime.
Doctors had no idea what's wrong with Angelo. His mom is in pain watching her son suffer. This family needs money for appropriate medical checkup that would allow to set diagnosis. All together we can help! Find Marlyn Rosamiran's contact details in the end of the video.
I am bigger than my illness - Angelo - on KAMI YouTube Channel