MANILA – Social networks emerged when actress Jane De Leon, 20, was announced on Wednesday as the new actress to represent the emblematic role of Darna.
This has occurred after Liza Soberano supported her because of her injury to her fingers.
De Leon auditioned and placed the role among almost 300 auditors, including his fellow Star Magic, Starhunt, talent explorers and agencies.
He even revealed in a separate interview that he auditioned to be the villain of Darna. But director Jerrold Tarog convinced her to prove the main role.
As a producer, consultant Malou Santos, ABS-CBN Films, expressed his enthusiasm with De Leon assuming the main role.
"I am happy and proud of this. Finally, we have chosen our Darna. I think it is the perfect match for the type of Darna we want to reintroduce to this generation, "he said.
This next film is a genesis and an arrival story for the superhero of Pinay. Thus, the goal was to choose a young person with an air of innocence and strength of character.
On the one hand, Santos was more impressed with the personality of De Leon.
"When we got to talk to her and interview her, I saw that some of her values also reflected those of Darna. Apart from his appearance and his acting potential, his passion and enthusiasm were very high when the possibility that she played the role was open to her. Now that he does, I will always remember that moment when he committed all his being with the character and the project. He embraced her 100%, "Santos shared.