Liza Soberano is no longer ‘Darna’
Liza Soberano’s finger injury, which was from an accident in ‘Bagani’ last year, didn’t heal and has become a problem for her training and stunts for the movie. Soberano said the bones on her right index finger were crushed, and she has undergone surgery twice already. Soberano also said she ultimately decided to withdraw because she didn’t want the film to be compromised.
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Liza will also be undergoing surgery next month.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema said they “understand Liza’s condition, respect her decision, and wish her well on her recovery.” They also said that preparations for the ‘Darna’ movie will continue, and that they have started the selection process for the new actress who will take on the iconic role.
The shocking announcement received different reactions from fellow celebrities and netizens. Some we’re sad that Soberano is going through while others suggested some celebrities to be the replacement.
Gretchen Ho also remembered when she fractured her pinky finger.
I remember fracturing my pinky finger and being (painfully) sidelined for 2-3 UAAP games. Injuring a finger is not a joke. https://t.co/d8W93gfhof
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) April 4, 2019
Of course, Jolegend Slaydangal will push Jolina Magdangal.
— Jolegend Slaydangal (@JolegendSlays) April 4, 2019
Why not Maja Salvador?
omg now that liza soberano is out from Darna, why not Maja Salvador!!! diba? diba? diba!!! we argued about this before but people of the Philippines wake up!! Maja can give justice to the iconic role!! @dprincessmaja pic.twitter.com/dnviZk2ZzY
— supermaj (@ceejayader) April 4, 2019
Comedian Ate Gay would also want to be considered.
Ako nalang kasi hahaha pic.twitter.com/O8yzeGr7mQ
— gil morales (@AteGay08) April 4, 2019
Movie critic Philbert Dy said he already stopped believing that ‘Darna’ will no longer happen.
Man, I've just stopped believing that Darna is ever going to happen.
— Phil Dy (@philbertdy) April 4, 2019
Awww… Get well soon Nadine Lustre!
BREAKING: According to VIVA, Nadine Lustre could NOT do Darna as well because was recently hospitalized due to severe back pain and minor leg fracture from carrying the entire entertainment and fashion industry. Prayers for the President! #GetWellSoonNadine pic.twitter.com/2aZ9UHy90I
— A Star Is Born 🌟 (@RegentLadyGaga) April 4, 2019
Broadway star Lea Salonga also suggested qualifications of the next ‘Darna.’
So, what would I love to see as Darna? Someone morena or kayumanggi to represent the darker skinned Pinays to let them know they are powerful and beautiful exactly as they are. I’d also love for her to be a relative unknown. Let the story sell the film. That is all.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) April 5, 2019
A netizen is looking forward to see Bela Padilla to play as ‘Darna.’
Bela Padilla as Darna para quirky I'm not like other girls I'm a manic pixie dream girl look at my bangs and my Moleskine notebook.
— NORMAN FUCKING RAQUEL (@Punongbayan_) April 4, 2019
A fan is again hoping for Angel Locsin to reprise the role of ‘Darna.’
liza is out for darna, HOPING FOR ANGEL LOCSIN
— ジムウェル (@lsndrxxrz) April 4, 2019