"Emergency" ang sinabing dahilan ng hindi pagsipot ni Alessandra de Rossi sa grand presscon ng pelikulang Watch List kahapon, February 13.
Kung nakadalo si Alessandra, tiyak na matutuwa siya sa mga sinabi ni Ben Rekhi, ang American director ng pelikula na ipalalabas simula sa February 19.
Masiglang-masigla si Rekhi sa pagsagot sa lahat ng katanungan ng entertainment press, kahit pagod at jetlagged sa mahabang biyahe niya mula sa Amerika.
Bago nagbitaw si Rekhi ng mga papuri kay Alessandra, humingi muna siya ng paumanhin dahil sa hindi pagdating sa presscon ng lead star ng pelikula niya.
"I spoke to Alessandra not too long ago.
"She feels deeply apologetic for she couldn’t be here. She really cares about this film.
"She’s very, very sorry she couldn’t come," bahagi ng apology ni Rekhi.
Saludo ang American director sa acting ability ni Alessandra.
"The level of talent that Alessandra brought to this is incredible.
"I think she’s a national treasure. I think she can win an Oscar one day.
"She’s truly one of the greats, not just here but in the world," papuri ni Rekhi sa lead actress ng Watch List.
Hindi lamang si Alessandra ang pinuri ni Rekhi dahil bilib na bilib din siya sa ibang cast members ng pelikula.
"Jake Macapagal, who is very well known in Hollywood for his work in Metro Manila, brought a level of intensity that is going to surprise people.
"Art Acuña is also a force of nature.
"One of the breakout performance is Micko Laurente, who plays Alessandra’s teenage son.
"I think he’s just going to absolutely break people’s hearts."
Nagkaroon ng idea si Rekhi na gumawa ng pelikula tungkol sa pagmamahal ng isang ina, na gagawin ang lahat para maprotektahan ang kanyang pamilya, dahil saM litratong nakita niya.
Lahad niya, "I came across a photograph of a woman holding her husband, and I could not shake this image from my head.
"I woke up thinking about it, I went to bed thinking about it, and I just felt compelled to understand further what had led to that.
"And so, I found the journalist who arranged the story and I called her here in Manila.
"And she told me story after story of stories she’s covering and people she’s covering here, and I couldn’t believe it and understand.
"She invited me to come to Manila, and I spent couple of weeks with her and her journalist friends."