Last week, Pinoy film Through Night And Day dropped on Netflix and viewers have not stopped talking about it since! The movie stars Alessandra de Rossi and Paolo Contis as an engaged couple who go on a trip to Iceland, where their relationship is "tested in unforeseen ways."
Through Night And Day is directed by Veronica Velasco with a screenplay by Noreen Capili, but did you know that Alessandra almost wrote the script—and directed the movie—herself? Over the weekend, Alessandra posted a series of tweets about the film, revealing that she originally wrote the story with her Kita Kita co-star Empoy Marquez in mind and that prior to filming she went on a trip to Iceland to research for locations by herself.
She wrote: "Ako dapat magsusulat ng [screenplay for]TNAD dahil buo naman na yung kwento sa isip ko. Sa sobrang pressure sa soap [opera] noon, kasi leading lady daw ako doon, 'di ko magawa! Pinasulat ko kay @noringai dahil idol/mentor/BFF ko siya. Sabi ko, ako na lang magdidirek! Go girl!"
Alessandra added that when she got to read Noreen's script, "na-pressure ako. Masyado akong nagandahan, 100x better sa kaya kong gawin, dahil 'di ako writer. Natakot ako na baka masira ko yung film. I'm glad si direk Veronica Velasco ang gumawa. Salamat direk and Noreen! BUTI NALANG! MAHUSAY!"
As of this writing, Through Night And Day is on Netflix's Top 10 Most-Watched list.
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