Ever since the news came out of Liza Soberano no longer playing Darna, people have been buzzing about the movie and who will be playing the coveted Pinay superhero role. Liza, who is in the US, just had another surgery to treat her finger injury.
While the cast has yet to be officially announced, another role in the movie that people are talking about is that of Darna's archenemy, the serpent-crowned Valentina. Netizens have speculated on candidates, such as Anne Curtis, Sarah Lahbati, and even Yam Concepcion.
During the July 4 airing of Tonight With Boy Abunda, Denise Laurel shared how she grew up admiring the role of Darna, watching it portrayed by Anjanette Abayari and Angel Locsin. She also revealed that if she were given the chance, she would love to play Valentina or Black Darna in the movie. The actress, who was handed the iconic snake headdress, gave viewers a taste of how she would play the iconic villain.
"It's all in the eyes," she shared, after an intense few seconds of gazing into the camera and reciting Valentina's incantation. We legit got goosebumps.
Here's a look at Denise in Valentina mode:
Denise has been appearing the teleserye Ang Probinsyano, and was in the fifth anniversary series of Ipaglaban Mo.
Watch her Valentina audition here: