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Alessandra de Rossi reveals she almost wrote, directed ‘Through Night and Day’

/ 12:29 PM July 13, 2020
Alessandra De Rossi

Alessandra De Rossi in “Through Night and Day”. Image: YouTube/Viva Films

Alessandra de Rossi explained how she almost wrote and directed “Through Night and Day”, days after it became one of the most sought-after films on Netflix Philippines.

“Ako dapat magsusulat ng [‘Through Night and Day’] dahil buo naman na yung kwento sa isip ko,” the actress said on her Twitter page yesterday, July 12.

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(I was supposed to write “Through Night and Day” since the story was already complete in my mind.)

However, due to the pressure of being the film’s leading lady, she was unable to write the script. De Rossi then asked scriptwriter Noreen Capili, whom she calls her idol, mentor and BFF, to complete the story.

“Sabi ko, ako [na lang] magdidirek (I said I would direct it instead)!” she added. “Go girl!”

When De Rossi read the finished script by Capili, she felt pressured once more.

“Masyado akong nagandahan, [100 times] better sa kaya kong gawin, dahil di ako writer,” the actress said in jest.

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(I was too impressed, 100 times better than what I could do since I am not a writer.)

De Rossi then changed her mind about directing the film, explaining that she was afraid she might ruin it. Director Veronica Velasco helmed the film’s production instead. The actress also thanked Capili and Velasco for working on the movie.

“Hindi talaga kaya pagsabayin lahat,” de Rossi said. (It is impossible to accomplish everything at the same time.)

Since de Rossi no longer wrote nor directed the film, the actress felt glad and relieved, freed from pressure during the taping.

“I’m happy we picked the right people,” she said.

De Rossi also joked that going bald for the project was worth it before mentioning that only four people saw the film in the cinema. She then thanked everyone who watched the movie recently.

The actress stars opposite Paolo Contis in the production. The two portray a couple set to be married and find their relationship tested during a trip to Iceland.

The movie was released back in 2018 but only showed on the streaming platform this month. JB

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