Alessandra de Rossi cast in Korean movie


ALESSANDRA de Rossi and Seo Ji-seok on the set of “Mango Tree.” Inqsnap this page to view more photos! FACEBOOK PHOTO/ ELIZABETH RIVERA

Filipino actress Alessandra de Rossi shares the screen with a Koreanovela star in the South Korean film “Mango Tree.”

Directed by Lee Soo-sung, “Mango Tree” top-bills Seo Ji-seok, who appeared in TV shows like “Pure in Heart,” “Mr. Goodbye,” “Manny” and “Ireland” and movies like “The Etudes of Love” and “The Bow.”

De Rossi’s scenes were shot in Cebu recently. (Filipino actor Richard Quan is in the cast, too.) She spent two days in Cebu and, from the airport, went straight to the Cultural Center of the Philippines for the Cinemalaya launch last week.  She top-bills Gil M. Portes’ “The Liars,” an entry in the Directors’ Showcase of the indie fest.

Int’l film

It’s not De Rossi’s first international film. She appeared in the 2005 Singaporean thriller “The Maid,” directed by Kelvin Tong; and in the 2009 Taiwanese comedy “Pinoy Sunday,” directed by Wi Ding Ho.

It’s her second time to work with a Korean crew. “The first time was on (the 2011 ABS-CBN soap) ‘Green Rose,’ which had scenes set in South Korea, where we taped for nine days,” she said. “A new working environment always excites me, even if that means I’ll be working with a foreign team.”

Lee said De Rossi’s role was “important,” if brief. He explained: “She is the reason that a young Korean comes back to the Philippines.”

Filipino filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. led the Korean production to De Rossi. “Among the Filipino actresses he recommended, De Rossi best suited the role of Maria, a simple girl,” Lee said.

“Mango Tree” is Lee’s third feature film. His previous movies are the romantic-comedy “House with a Good View” (“Rent” in 2012) and the thriller “Mr. Zombie” (2010). He trained in Japan.

Described as a romantic-comedy, “Mango Tree” also features Hong Soo-ah, who acted in TV shows (“The Great King’s Dream,” “I Believed a Guy” and “My Precious You”) and movies (“101st Proposal,” “She’s on Duty,” “Face” and “My Wife is a Gangster 2”).

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  • Noel

    This is not to criticize Alessandra’s looks and complexion, but there are lots of lovelier actresses in the Phl including those who look Chinese and Koreans. Well, her role could be that of OFW which perfectly fits her.

    • Batala

      I disagree she is very beautiful.

    • pinaypoako

      Alessandra is a rare gem in Phils showbusiness…not the typical “beauty” but she has “it”. With her talent and attitude, she will stay successful. Smooth sailing lang. Kumbaga, hindi siya mukhang Susan Roces pero tatagal parang si Boots Anson Roa!

    • j pg

      Filipino character ang kailangan sa movie, bat kukuha ng mukhang Korean?

    • labcu

      Typical Filipino mentality!!!!!!!! She is beautiful and a great actress! genuine talent!

    • Saloi-CDR

      noel – ugok.

    • nick

      keep your comment to urself na lang… wala naman wenta e

      • Noel

        Ang dami palang fans ni Alessandra dito. Sa tutoo lang, talaga naman OFW ang nanay niya at napangasawa ang isang Italiano. Sinuwerte ang magkapatid at napunta sa Manila. Ang ate niya sex slave naman ni Cong. Ledesma.

      • labcu

        to be an OFW is both a privilege and an opportunity. everybody wants to be in a foreign country but not all had given the chance. Stop demeaning other people your comment is too personal and shows more of your person!

      • Noel

        I was referring to the role Alessandra could play together with foreign artists by being an OFW like her mom. Just like Nora Aunor who doesn’t speak English so her role internationally could be of a domestic helper.

    • Chrisnadal19

      have you a been a film producer/director? are you a talent scout? if none, then you just have to keep your comment to yourself. not useful.

      • Noel

        I don’t have to be connected with the film industry to make an intelligent observation.

      • Chrisnadal19

        sorry, but there’s nothing intelligent about it.

      • labcu

        but still you don’t have it! Alex is an acclaimed actress here and abroad! She’s witty and smart!

  • peach black

    Umpisa pa lang may substance na ang dating ni Alessandra. She’s smart, witty, independent, hardworking and speaks her mind. What can be more beautiful than that?

  • hustlergalore

    naku ha.

    among the generic and hyped celebrities and actresses kuno with paid acting awards. si alessandra de rossi lang ang talagang dapat tawaging artista.

  • donald ibale

    I’m not a fan of her…and I am wondering that she’s not in-demand here in the country even if she is multi-awarded?her career needed a much shot of adrenaline right huh?!

    • hustlergalore

      she is not multi-awarded. LOL

  • CmdrAdobo

    Maid role again? Maui taylor had one. She was maid. Pang maid lang ang pinoy beauty.

    • peach black

      speak for yourself

  • Alfie Anido

    This is great!!!! Concentrate on acting, expanding your skills and exposing yourself to international film scene. Last time na Pinay sa isang A-list Korean film was Mercedes Cabral in Thirst. Nakaka-stunt ng growth ang puro teleserye. If you are a serious actor mag teleserye-teleserye ka lang paminsan-minsan para may pumapasok na pera kahit papano, Pero TV should not be your main focus

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