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10 Actresses Who Could Play Valentina in Star Cinema’s ‘Darna’

  • Everyone’s already excited to see Liza Soberano play the iconic superhero in Star Cinema’s ‘Darna’ reboot.
  • But the actress who will play the film’s iconic villainess named Valentina is still a mystery. Here are our top picks of actresses who could play the most coveted archrival role.

Everyone is already excited for the upcoming reboot of the beloved superhero ‘Darna’, with Kapamilya star Liza Soberano taking over the iconic role under the helm of acclaimed director Erik Matti, produced by Star Cinema. We already know who’s playing the superhero yet we are still clueless as to who will be playing the iconic villainess Valentina.

Valentina has been Darna’s main opponent and the antagonist in almost all of the Darna films and television series. The role of Darna’s arch-enemy has been played by different actresses over the years like Cristina Aragon, Celia Rodriguez, Iwa Moto and Alessandra de Rossi. Now, everyone is also wondering who will be playing the iconic supervillain. Here are our Top 10 Picks of Actresses who can play as the new Valentina in Star Cinema’s Darna reboot.

10. Pia Wurtzbach

She’s originally one of the actresses considered for the role of Darna but we think that Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is also fit for the role of Valentina.


9. Ellen Adarna

She has previously expressed her interest in auditioning for the supervillain role.


8. Maricar Reyes

She has already played many antagonist roles and even played the villainness-turned-good vampire Samantha Imperial in the television series Imortal and it’s sequel, La Luna Sangre. With her background in action fantasy series, she definitely fits the profile for the role of Valentina.


7. Arci Muñoz

Arci Muñoz as Valentina? Why not? The feisty aura and poisonous appeal of Valentina definitely fits the sexy image of this Kapamilya actress.



6. Jessy Mendiola

Jessy Mendiola has played some sexy lead roles before like Sabel (2010) and Maria Mercedes (2013). Maybe her next role will be an alluring snake goddess? It could be a challenging comeback for her.


5. KC Concepcion

It’s been a while since we last saw KC Concepcion on the big screen. Maybe this is the best assignment for her and a great way for her comeback as well?


4. Julia Montes

She may be a bit too young for the role but considering that this version of Darna will be more millennial-friendly, we think she’ll fit the character.


3. Sarah Lahbati

We haven’t seen Sarah Lahbati in a lot of films and television series lately as she’s more focused on being a full-time mom. But we think she can nail the role of an antagonist, if given the chance.


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2. Anne Curtis

Although she was originally considered for the role of Darna, Anne Curtis can also play the iconic villainess. We’ve seen her mostly as the lead protagonist but playing the superhero’s arch-enemy can be a breath of fresh air.


1. Iza Calzado

There’s absolutely no doubt that among all our choices, Iza Calzado is our top pick to play the snake goddess Valentina. One of the best actresses in showbiz today, from her stunning looks to her great acting prowess (she even got the Best Performance in the Osaka Film Festival for her performance in the film ‘Bliss’), she is the best choice to play the antagonist to Liza Soberano’s ‘Darna’.


What do you think? Who’s your best pick to play Valentina in Star Cinema’s Darna reboot?


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