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Angel Locsin on Liza Soberano as “Darna”: “Siya talaga ang first choice ko.”

  • Angel Locsin reveals Liza Soberano was her first choice to play “Darna.”
  • The actress has been inspiring Liza since she was announced as the new superheroine.
  • Angel thinks that Liza’s version of “Darna” will be better than her.

Liza Soberano has faced many criticisms in her upcoming movie “Darna” saying she is too innocent to play the role.

Liza wants to prove everyone wrong by undergoing a rigorous physical training, and no one can better inspire her than the former “Darna” herself Angel Locsin.


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Angel has been defending Liza from critics and keeps telling the young actress to just ignore them and focus on proving herself instead.

When Angel was asked why Liza was chosen to play the superhero role when there are a number of options, she replied, “Sobrang proud ko na sa kanya, kasi nung nag-usap kami before, na-mention nga niya na kinakabahan siya.

“Pero siya kasi talaga ang first choice ko, sinabi ko na sa kanya and alam kong kayang-kaya niya talaga.”

She also quoted that her version of Darna is different to Liza’s version. And that’s something to look out for.

“Ako kasi nung nag-Darna ako, nag-research ako sa mga past Darna.

“Nanood ako and bawat pelikulang napanood ko, may iba-iba silang pinakita, so wala talaga ‘yung Darna na iisa lang for me, kasi bawat artista, binigyan nila ng bagong flavor.

“Itong si Liza is very blessed kasi ang dami pa niyang reference and ang ganda na rin ng technology ngayon, so abangan n’yo. I think magiging sobrang ganda ng Darna na ito.”

Angel Locsin can no longer perform the role since she suffered from a back injury. Although heartbreaking, she’s just thankful that she became part of the history of “Darna.”

“Thank you kasi part ng history ko ‘yon. Kung makalimutan din naman kasi ‘yon, masakit din para sa ’kin kasi pinaghirapan ko ‘yon.

“Hindi naman sa parang kini-claim mo na ikaw pa rin, pero parte kasi ng history ko ‘yon, parte ng pagkatao ko.

“‘Yun lang naman ‘yung sa ’kin, so nata-touch pa rin ako pag nasasabi sa akin na, ‘Hi, Darna.’ Pero hindi ko kini-claim yung trono kasi binigay ko ‘yon nang buong-buo talaga,” she ended.

Angel Locsin has an upcoming series on ABS-CBN titled “The General’s Daughter.”

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