The award-winning actor plays the leader of a justice-seeking group in ABS-CBN’s newest primetime drama, Dirty Linen.
High praises for the seasoned dramatic actor, Joel Torre, flooded the social media network, Twitter, last night, January 27.
A brilliantly executed scene shared by Torre, with one of the lead cast members, Janine Gutierrez, during the last few minutes of the show, was an instant trending topic among netizens. Many lauded the exemplary portrayal of Torre, who did not even have to utter a single word, to impress.
The said much-talked-about scene saw Torre’s character, Rolando, fuming in anger and pain, after finding out that his wife (played by Lisa Diño), got sexually abused during her stay in the Fiero household. The Fiero family is the most powerful and influential in the town of El Hambra, where they operate various businesses that exploit the townspeople, especially the poor. Among those exploited are four houseworkers, who mysteriously just disappeared, while working for the Fieros. Rolando, alongside Alexa (Gutierrez), Lala (Jennica Garcia), and Max (Christian Bables), who got all left behind by the missing houseworkers, are on a mission to find out what [really] happened with their loved ones and exact vengeance from those who are responsible for their demise.
On Twitter, Torre’s name appeared on the local top trends list for several hours.
A clip that features Torre’s riveting performance, went viral on the platform and received hundreds of responses from awestruck netizens. “Mata mata school of acting featuring THE Joel Torre,” Twitter user, @AltStarMagic’s caption, reads.
Mata mata school of acting featuring THE Joel Torre 💁🏻♀️ #DLVideo pic.twitter.com/9Se4D1ZSOt
— ALTStarMagic 💫 (@AltStarMagic) January 27, 2023
Another clip showing the award-winning actor’s unquestionable caliber was posted by Carrel, which caught the attention of netizens, generating a similar impact. “this whole performance got me. sa mga linya ni Janine, gugustuhin ko na ring sumama sa paghihiganti nila. and of course, Joel Torre is THE Joel Torre, I am speechless,” she captioned her tweet.
“THE JOEL TORRE! GRABE ANG GALING!” tweeted Kapamilya news reporter Jeffrey Hernaez.
THE JOEL TORRE! GRABE ANG GALING! #DirtyLinen #ABSCBN #Worldclass ❤️💚💙 pic.twitter.com/HW9TPSDbfi
— jeffrey hernaez 🇵🇭 (@jeffreyhernaez) January 27, 2023
“Joel Torre’s acting is soooo intense! The way his eyes speaks for his heart and mind. Ramdam mo yung gigil at galit! GRABE!!,” said Nij, impressed by Torre’s impeccable dialogue-free performance.
Joel Torre’s acting is soooo intense! The way his eyes speaks for his heart and mind. Ramdam mo yung gigil at galit! GRABE!! #DirtyLinen #DLVideo pic.twitter.com/DdcxoBRghb
— niji (@jeasluvr) January 27, 2023
Similarly, Shine commended Torre’s ability to showcase a range of emotions in one scene.
“THE INTENSITY IN THIS PART! I felt it! I felt the anger, pain, and the eagerness to take revenge. When Joel Torre acts, it’s beyond what you expect. Also, I can’t get over on how Ms. @janinegutierrez delivered her lines in this scenes!,” she blurted out in a tweet.
THE INTENSITY IN THIS PART! I felt it! I felt the anger, pain, and the eagerness to take revenge. When Joel Torre acts, it's beyond what you expect. Also, I can't get over on how Ms. @janinegutierrez delivered her lines in this scenes! #JoelTorre | #DLVideo pic.twitter.com/coJk8qSDGV
— Shine✨ FranSeth aus || 💙 (@shine_FranSeth) January 27, 2023
Bidaman finalist, Wize Estabillo, was also engrossed with the scene, tweeting “That Joel Torre and Janine Gutierrez scene, ang iksi pero siksik.”
That Joel Torre and Janine Gutierrez scene, ang iksi pero siksik.
— Wize Estabillo (@wize_estabillo) January 27, 2023
Nico Quejano is glad that the younger audience are finally recognizing the greatness of the show’s senior cast members, especially Tessie Tomas and Joel Torre.
“Kids finally discovering kung gaano kahusay si Tessie Tomas at Joel Torre,” he tweeted.
Kids finally discovering kung gaano kahusay si Tessie Tomas at Joel Torre.#DLVideo #DirtyLinen
— Nico Quejano (@nicoquejano) January 27, 2023
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