A film written and directed by Alessandra de Rossi? It may be more likely than you think.
“Try ko lang,” the actress said in a recent mini-presscon for AWOOO (A World of Our Own), the film production company that Alessandra started in partnership with Viva.
According to Alessandra, she will be directing one of three upcoming films under her new company.
“’Yong gusto ko i-direk, ako rin ’yong nagsulat,” the actress explained.
“Natuwa lang ako kasi napanood ko ’yong The Mirror Has Two Faces tapos nakita ko, ‘written and directed by Barbra Streisand.’ Sabi ko, ‘ah really? Wait. Wait ka lang diyan, ate. Try ko din.’”
The Mirror has Two Faces is a 1996 film starring romantic comedy starring Barbra Streisand and Jeff Bridges. Barbra also served as the director and producer of the film, but not scriptwriter.
Alessandra, on the other hand, wrote and starred in the 2017 film 12—and started writing her most recent film Through Night and Day before getting help from writer Noreen Capili.
Says the multitalented actress of her decision to direct: “Siguro ako yung tipo ng tao na hindi titigil, yung gusto i-try lahat. Hindi naman sa lahat magaling ako e.”
She admits that her works have a certain “flavour” and “Alex touch” that not everybody will appreciate. “Pero siyempre ngayon since naka-tie up ako with Viva, gagalingan ko diba,” she said.
“Dapat galingan ko. Hindi pwede yung ako lang masusunod o yung gusto ko lang masusunod. Siyempre dapat for everyone din.”