Darna is an iconic role that every actress wants to play. And not all actresses are entitled to play the role unless she fits to the aura and the character of a Darna woman – strong, fierce, stamina and fit body.
In the showbiz industry, only those who already have proven credibility in acting could do this fictional character of a Filipino superhero. To name a few, they were Vilma Santos-Recto, Sharon Cuneta, Rio Locsin, Anjanette Abayari, Nanette Medved, Marian Rivera, and Angel Locsin.
Three years ago, ABS-CBN Network acquired the rights to remake Darna in the big screen. Angel Locsin was the favorite choice to play Narda/Darna since she already did the role in 2005. She underwent intensive harness training as preparation for the role.
Sad to say, after years of waiting, Angel Locsin, announced that she can no longer do the movie. In the massive training she did, she suffered bulging disc injury that prohibits her to do strenuous activities in the future.
During her “Tonight With Boy Abunda” interview last October 26, 2015, you would see the pain and hardship from her eyes to deliver the bad news. Angel Locsin gets emotional while explaining her side why she came up with that decision.
Watch the interview with Boy Abunda below: (Video courtesy: ABS-CBN Entertainment)
As what Angel said, everything happens for a reason. She wants to take an action now to prepare for a better her, once she decided to settle down and have a family of her own.
It was brave enough for Angel to say the bad news directly from her. She just proves that she really sincere in saying sorry for disappointing her fans, who’ve waited to see her fly as Darna.
It is certain that Angel is not leaving showbiz anytime soon. She will continue to entertain her supporters in other projects that doesn’t require exhausting movements.