The Darna remake has had fans waiting in anticipation for years now, and with Liza Soberano's recent withdrawal from the role, fans are intent on casting the new Darna and have been very vocal about it on social media.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach recently declared that she's willing to play Darna if given the chance, and former Darna director Erik Matti has said that he sees Nadine Lustre in the role. As early as now though, some of the front-runners have given their opinions regarding the new casting. Here are five actresses who have more or less said "no" to ~flying~ as Darna:
1. Kathryn Bernardo: "I imagine Darna as someone who's a bit older than me."
According to Kath, snagging the role of Darna may not be a priority for her, saying that a more mature actress would better fill the role. "Personally, Darna is such an iconic role. Alam mo, dream lahat ng babae siguro na maging si Darna, pero, siguro, it's not for me kasi hindi porke't gusto mo yung role, puwede siya sa iyo, e.
"For me, may binabagayan siya, and yung nai-imagine, napipiktyuran ko as Darna is someone who's a bit older than me. Someone na parang mas woman. Woman na talaga."
2. Nadine Lustre: "It doesn't have to be me."
Although Nadine didn't exactly close her doors at playing the iconic superhero, she said that she's sure the role will be given to someone who's really deserving of it. "I'm really happy that they [her fans] are very supportive, but I know naman kasi that the role is going to be given to someone who's deserving and someone who can do it. I mean, it doesn't have to be me. It just has to be someone who can give justice to the role."
3. Jessy Mendiola: "Dapat talagang morena this time."
"May Darna bang blonde? " Jessy said during an interview with ABS-CBN."Personally I think na dapat morena kasi nakakalimutan na siya ng Generation Z. Yung iba pag tinatanong yung mga bata, 'Kilala mo ba si Darna?' Tapos sasabihin nila, 'Sino si Darna?' Parang feeling ko kung Pinay superhero dapat talagang morena this time."
4. Maja Salvador: "Sana si Angel Locsin."
Although Maja expressed her joy at being cast by fans as Darna, she said that she still sees Angel Locsin as the superhero. "Sana si Angel Locsin, because Darna is Angel Locsin, Angel Locsin is Darna. Ang hirap tanggalin ni Angel Locsin kay Darna. 'Pag sinabi mong Darna, nakatatak talaga sa kanya, e. Perfect, e. Katawan, Pinay beauty, skills, lahat. Sana."
5. Angel Locsin: "Ang bato talaga ni Darna, namimili ng tao. Hindi basta basta lang."
Angel, who played Darna on the small screen more than 10 years ago, remains firm in her decision not to play the role again. Her final statement: "Of course, masaya ako sa pagmamahal na binibigay nila... Maraming salamat po sa pagmamahal, pero, no."
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