Sharissa, who made her acting debut in the VH1 original movie recently, entitled ‘Play’d – A Hip Hop Story’, said she was impressed with the final product of the film and Toni Braxton.
“The movie is fabulous. Seeing myself on screen is wild. I keep repeating the parts where I come on at home” Sharissa said. “Like, you have no idea while you’re filming what it’s going to look like because you don’t have that same vision that the director has. We do our part to the best of our ability. But when he puts that story together, it is beautiful. I’m sitting there watching this movie like I wasn’t even a part of it.”
In the show, Sharissa portrays Yanesha Kon, a singer turned actress who pursues a relationship with R&B rap producer Jaxx (Rashaan Nall) who is married to Shonda (Toni Braxton). It’s also the story of best friends Jaxx and rapper Mayhem (Merlin Santana) whose friendship and partnership goes awry when record label executives pit them against each other.
“Toni’s a fantastic girl. She was a professional. Everybody seem very impressed with what she turned out. No airs to her at all” said Sharissa, whose LP’s out in shops now.