It's only been a day since ABS-CBN revealed the new actress portraying the highly coveted role of Darna, and we're still pretty much on a high.
Jane De Leon, who played Jericho Rosales' sister in the soap Halik, and is a member of It's Showtime's female pop group GT (also known as Girltrends), will soon be donning the iconic Pinay superhero's costume, and we can't wait. In case you missed it, she took to Instagram yesterday to share the big news.
"Maraming, maraming salamat po sa tiwala!" she said in her post. "Pangako po na pagtratrabahuhan ko po ito at ibibigay ko ang lahat. #Narda #DARNA #SOON"
Today, Star Cinema shared footage from the exact moment Jane was cast as Darna. Apparently, she thought she was just going to a callback. Imagine her surprise when they popped the big question, "Are you ready for the responsibility, Jane? Tinatanggap mo na ba ang bato?"
In the video, Jane is gathered in a room with ABS-CBN executives and the director of the Darna movie, Jerrold Tarog.
At the beginning of the video, she's asked about how committed she would be to doing the role.
"100% po talaga," she said. "I can surrender all for her, for her character po. 'Yung desire pati 'yung heart ko po talaga kay Darna."
The big bosses then talk about how 200 overall auditioned for the role, with 170 of the hopefuls from Manila. They then segue to how only seven were shortlisted to be Darna.
Here's when they pop the question to Jane, who, totally bewildered, was left speechless for a while.
"Wait lang po..." Jane stammered in disbelief, as some people in the room teased her that she must have "fainted" already. Still in a daze, people started to congratulate her, shaking her hands and embracing her, telling her how capable she is of the job and how she has nothing to worry about.
"Thank you po," she managed to say. "Nanginginig po ako."
Later on, she's asked how she feels if she's happy about the big news. "Yeah, sobrang nakaka-culture..." she said. 'Di ko alam. Hindi pa po nagsi-sink in. Wait, medyo.. Totoo po ba 'to?"
Aww. So cute, Jane! Congratulations!
Watch the video and Jane's reaction here: