- The search for the new actress to portray Darna has started
- Netizens have shared their picks of the celebrity they like to portray Darna
- Liza Soberano explained the reason behind her withdrawal from the project
Liza Soberano’s withdrawal from the lead role of the much-awaited big screen adaptation of the komiks icon Darna is not reason enough not to push through with the film project.
Actually, the producer of Darna, which is the Star Cinema, has started the selection process for the next actress who will portray Darna, in replacement to Liza Soberano.
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Netizens have shared their picks of the next actress who they believe best fit to play ‘Darna.’
Among the mentioned artists are:
1. Pia Wurtzbach
2. Nadine Lustre
3. Yassi Pressman
4. Julia Montes
5. Julia Barretto
6. Catriona Gray
7. Maxine Medina
8. Kylie Verzosa
9. Anne Curtis
10. Sarah Geronimo
11. Cristine Reyes
12. Erich Gonzales
13. Yen Santos
14. Ritz Azul
15. Maja Salvador
16. Beauty Gonzalez
17. Jessy Mendiola
In an interview by ABS-CBN yesterday April 4, Liza explained why she chose to withdraw from the Darna Project.
She clearly cited the injury that she had on her right index finger, which was the result of an accident in the set of ‘Bagani’, a defunct Kapamilya series where she starred in.
According to the millennial star, she had undergone two surgeries, and therapies, with hopes that the injury will recover soon.
But the injury requires a third surgery and continued therapy, which made the young actress decide to no longer star in the project.
A statement issued by Star Cinema disclosed that, “Unfortunately, after consultation with her doctors, it was deemed best for Liza not to pursue the project as the injury shall hamper her from effectively doing the movie stunts required.”
ABS-CBN and Star Cinema said that they understand Liza’s condition and respect her decision and that they are hoping for her full recovery.
In July 2018, Liza Soberano had started filming scenes as Narda, Darna’s human alter ego under the direction of Erik Matti. In October 2018, Erik was replaced by the director of “Heneral Luna,” Jerrold Tarog after his withdrawal, due to “creative differences” with Star Cinema.