Alessandra de Rossi returns to GMA-7 for afternoon soap, Sentensyada

Alessandra de Rossi’s last teleserye for ABS-CBN was the local adaptation of the Koreanovela Green Rose. In this photo, she portrays a native of Palawan for the Cinemalaya entry titled Busong.

Last May 18, it was reported on PEP Alerts that Alessandra de Rossi will return to GMA-7 for its afternoon soap opera titled Sentensyada. The said update also revealed that Alex would have the chance to work with Dennis Trillo as well as Polo Ravales.

This was confirmed by talent manager Popoy Caritativo when he posted in his Twitter account: "Yes, Alex De Rossi is back in GMA! Magkasama sila ni Dennis sa new soap. Kaibigan namin si Alex. Huli silang nagkasama sa Super Twins."

Popoy handles the career of Dennis, who will topbill Sentensyada along with Bianca King. The lead female role was supposed to go Iza Calzado but she turned it down for various reasons.

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The younger sister of Assunta de Rossi started out in showbiz when she was launched in 1998 as part of Star Magic’s Batch 7. The following year, she became part of GMA-7’s teen-oriented show Click (1999). She was working on L.U.V. Pow when she had problems with then newbie actress Rhian Ramos.


In 2008, Alex then decided to transfer to ABS-CBN to play a special role in I Love Betty La Fea. Alex’s last teleserye for ABS-CBN was the local adaptation of the Koreanovela Green Rose wherein she got to work with Anne Curtis, Jericho Rosales and Jake Cuenca. The show is slated to end this week.

She also appeared recently in ABS-CBN’s drama anthology show, Maalaala Mo Kaya, for an episode that also starred Jomari Yllana.

WALKING THE RED CARPET IN CANNES. Alex was part of the Philippine delegation that attended the 64th Cannes Film Festival in France. She attended the world premiere of her film Busong, which competed in the Directors’ Fortnight section of Cannes.

The Fil-Italian actress portrayed a disabled woman named Punay who can be considered the embodiment of Palawan.

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Frederic Boyer, artistic director of the Directors’ Fortnight, welcomed the Busong team with these words, "You are about to open a world that no one has ever seen before. So different from other films from the Philippines in the past. I cannot describe it... maybe it could be called ’Palawanee’..."


Busong director Auraeus Solito recalled that during one of the interviews in France, Alex was asked about her working history with him and how she experienced the metamorphosis scene (where her body is covered by hundreds of butterflies).

Direk Auraeus revealed, "Basically, she said that what convinced her to do the film was the ending. I told her there will be butterflies! E, dream role pala ni Alex ang mapuno ang katawan [niya] ng mga paruparo."


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