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Alessandra de Rossi has eyes on her acting rather than awards

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The possibility of being nominated and winning an acting award is not a prerequisite for Alessandra de Rossi in accepting a movie project.

The 29-year old actress says that she will even do a few sequences in a film or even a TV series as long as she believes in the project. That said she's one of actors adhering to the old adage that there are no small roles, only small actors; and in "Liars," a 2013 Cinemalaya Directors Showcase entry where she plays lead, conveying the film's message than earning another acting award is on her mind.

Like in her past movies, Alessandra took the lead part in "Liars" because she found the movie project interesting. She also deemed it a movie that would enhance her acting craft.

"Maganda siya. Pag tumatanggap ako ng movie sinisigurado ko na maraming matututunan ang mga manunuod gaya nito. Malaki ng iniiwang tanong like sasabihin ninyo ba yung totoo na alam ninyong ikakasira ng buhay ng isang tao o itatago na lang ninyo na lang sa sarili ninyo para everybody happy," shared Alessandra.

In "Liars," she plays journalist Eloisa Avelino who discovered that some of the members of the country's Little League baseball team who won the championship in the Little League World Series were overaged and non-residents of their community. Her moral dilemma then is whether she'll be true to her profession as a journalist and expose the scandal or be nationalistic and keep her discoveries a secret for her country.

"Pinakita ko rito kung papaano nag-struggle si Eloisa bilang isang journalist. Makikita rin kung ano ang naging effect sa kanya nang nalaman niya ang katotohanan. Minsan kasi pwede naman tayong manahimik na lang sa totoo lang. Pero may mga times na hindi pwede kasi may mga taong madadamay. Ngayon kung wala namang madadamay I'm all for white lies. Wala namang masisira dyan. Protektahan na lang natin yung pwedeng protektahan di ba," she explained.

Describing her role as very mature, one of her challenges she revealed was acting as a 21-year old and then transforming herself to a 31-year old. Playing a journalist was a serious role for her, she added.

"Grabe ang naging preparation ko rito pero masaya ako kasi nagbabalik ang team-up ni direk Gil Portes and Senedy Que," she related.

Alessandra said that she was happy to be reunited with Gil Portes. She said that her director motivated her by reminding her that she has to do good because she'll be pitted against Gov. Vilma Santos in the movie "Ekstra."

"Ang bilis ng buong shooting and ang saya lang talaga. Puro Take One lagi si direk ever since ganun naman siya kaya napaka-natural ng dating. Yung bang feeling mo magkamali pero siya good na yan. Pero okay palagi kasi napaka-natural ng dating kasi kung paulit-ulit rehearsed na siya na practiced na hindi na  siya natural," she opined.

To date the following are Alessandra de Rossi's awards: Best Actress- at thev2013 Asean International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA) for the film-“Santa Niña,” Best Supporting Actress- URIAN 2013 for the film- “Mater Dolorosa,” Princess of RP Movies 2002 from the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Inc., MMFF 2001 Best Supporting Actress for "Hubog," FAMAS 2000  Best Supporting Actress for "Azucena," and Most Promising Young Actress 2000 from the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Inc. 

Also in "Liars" are Jan Harley Hicana, John Michael Bonapos, Cris Villanueva, Richard Quan, Jim Rocky Tangco, Sue Prado, Dax Alejandro, and Arnold Reyes. Manila Bulletin

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