After Jane De Leon bagged the coveted role of Darna in the upcoming movie, Nadine Lustre was asked about her thoughts on the reboot on CNN Philippines. The actress said, “I’m just really honored that people want me to be their Darna kasi I didn’t put any effort into, you know, the movie. I didn’t audition or anything. But to be compared or to be likened to Darna na independent and powerful, it’s really nice.”
“Kahit kinain mo ang bato?” host Pinky Webb joked, which prompted Nadine to laugh out loud.
Before Jane was named the new Darna, Nadine was one of the fan favorites to play the superhero after Liza Soberano dropped out of the project due to a finger injury. In May, she was convinced to shout Darna’s iconic line in a vlog by singer Donnalyn Bartolome.
In April, the actress told ABS-CBN News that the movie would be “a good opportunity” for whoever is picked to be Darna. “It's a good project, so who's not open for it? I mean, if it's meant for me, sa akin po ibibigay. But like what I've said before, I know that the project is going to be given to someone who can give justice to the role. It does not have to be me, as long as mabigyan ng justice. I know naman that everyone is going to pick the right one.”
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