Darna star Jane de Leon can already feel the pressure as she will be replacing Coco Martin’s 7-year-old series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
In her sideline interview with the reporters at Darna‘s press conference on August 8, she admitted that she is pressured but is thankful to ABS-CBN.
“Nakaka-pressure naman po kasi kahit sino naman artista na nagkakaroon ng show, gusto pong mapalitan ‘yung slot. Hindi ko naman din po in-expect na ako po ‘yung papalit doon.
“Hindi ko rin alam ‘yung reaction ngayon ni Coco (Martin). But I am so grateful naman and happy. Ibibigay po namin ang best namin. Hindi pa [kami nakakapag-usap] pero excited akong mag-usap ulit kami ni Coco.”
Recalling the non-renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise in May 2020, de Leon said she remained ‘positive’ that she would still fly as Darna.
“Hindi po ako umiyak noon pero siyempre nanghinayang po ako [nung akala ko hindi na matutuloy]. Hindi lang naman po sa pinaghirapan ko, but sa lahat ng pinaghirapan ng staff, ng director and ‘yung mga in-invest din po namin.
“Pero may tiwala po ako kay Lord and may tiwala po ako sa ABS. Katulad po nito, natuloy na ‘yung teleserye.”
Despite having several setbacks, Jane de Leon’s Darna still pushed through and will debut on television on August 15.
People can watch it on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, TV5, and iWantTFC.