Jane De Leon, who will soon be playing Darna, responded to bashers saying that she can’t act and doesn’t deserve to play the heroine. On Tonight With Boy Abunda, she told her haters who claim that she’s only a pretty face to just wait and see.
She added, “Hindi ko in-expect itong proyektong ito. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga nakakataas na may nakita silang potential at pinagkatiwalaan nila ako. Siyempre ayaw ko silang ma-disappoint.”
The actress also addressed the issue that she’s supposedly a “maldita.” Jane said that may be the typical first impression of her, but it’s more likely that she’s just tired or sleepy. She added, “Lumalaban lang po ako ‘pag tama.”
With all the auditions that she’s lined up for—her record is eight to 10 hours!—Jane is no stranger to criticisms. She’s been told to her face that she can’t act, she’s not right for the role, and she’s not pretty. During times like these, her mom is always there to encourage her.
It came to a point when she almost quit showbiz. However, Jane said, “Hindi ako tumigil—lalo akong lumaban. Kung kaya [ng iba], kaya ko rin.”
Jane was revealed as the new Darna in July, ending a nationwide search for the next actress to play the role after Liza Soberano dropped out of the project because of her finger injury. On November 17, Jane shared a clip of her intense training for the role.
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