Earlier this month, a video of Julia Barretto “auditioning” for the Darna remake went viral. In the video, she is wearing white and has her hair up in a ponytail—requirements for the audition. She goes into a room where the crew is seen giggling, but the video ends before we can see how the rest of her “audition” goes.
So what’s the real deal? “Seryoso naman ako,” she says on Tonight With Boy Abunda. “Real talk: I really went. Nakita ko may pila talaga, camera, all the works for an audition. I was ready to be asked questions, to shout it if asked, or hubad if they needed. They were laughing—siguro they thought I was joking. Okay lang naman if funny.”
Host Boy Abunda convinces her to reenact her “audition” while wearing the superhero’s iconic bra on top of her clothes. “I am an independent, strong, empowered woman who can empower other women.” She then delivers Darna’s iconic line: “Ding, ang bato! Darna!”
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