Liza Soberano Finally Speaks Up On Accepting The Darna Role And This Is Her Revelation! READ THIS!
Recently, rumors of a new actress who will play Darna have gone viral all over the internet following the news that former Darna actress Angel Locsin has already backed out due to her medical condition. According to gossip, Liza Soberano will be playing the role. However, her manager Ogie Diaz said that Star Cinema was yet to confirm whether the actress will indeed be playing the part.
Yesterday, Liza Soberano finally broke her silence and has spoken out about the alleged casting.
“Yes, it’s confirmed! Tinatanggap ko na po ang role na Darna!” Soberano said in a report aired on TV Patrol yesterday confirming the month-long speculation of her involvement in the movie to be directed by Erik Matti.
The role of Darna has been played by a number of actresses in the past including a young Vilma Santos in the 1970s.
The latest role went to Marian Rivera when she was only 24 years old. Angel Locsin also played the role in 2005.
Originally, Matti tapped Locsin to play the role of the heroine. She has even started her training to prepare for her casting as Darna on the big screen. However, back problems prevented Locsin from reprising her role which is why she was forced to back out of the movie.
“I now entrust the reins to the next lucky lady who will have the time of her life portraying the role,” Locsin said in an interview.
The ABS-CBN primetime newscast said that the 19-year-old Liza Soberano will start training in the coming weeks in preparation for her role as the Pinay superheroine.
In an interview with DZMM, Matti agreed that Soberano would be able to do justice to the role of Darna.
“She has the strength physically, ‘yung itsura at katawan. And then tama ‘yung edad and you can do a lot of things sa mukha niya. Puwede siya mag-iba-iba ng itsura and she could still look really good. At the same time, Pinay siya na maganda, pan-Asian. Mahirap ‘yung mestiza eh,” stated Matti.
How about you? Do you agree that Liza Soberano is the right actress to play Darna? Let us know what you think in the comments section!