Star for All Seasons Vilma Santo-Recto surprised the new Darna Jane de Leon as she gave her blessing for the upcoming Darna series.
At the start of the teleserye’s media launch at the Dolphy Theatre on Monday, August 8, Ate Vi made a surprise video appearance to wish Jane de Leon good luck.
Vilma is one of the most popular actresses who played the role of Darna. She was credited for four Darna movies which include “Lipad, Darna, Lipad,” “Darna and the Giants,” “Darna vs. the Planet Women,” and “Darna at Ding.”
In her message, Ate Vi pointed out the big responsibility of the role.
She then advised Jane to use her influence to inspire others to do good and become a good role model to the current generation.
“Maraming nag-aasam na maging Darna. Icon na ‘yung character. Malaking malaking karangalan ‘yan para sa isang artista na tulad ko na makaganap bilang isang Darna.
“Ngayon, Jane, na ikaw ang napiling Darna, bigyan mo sila ng inspirasyon na meron pa ring pagmamahal, meron pa ring tiwala, at meron pa ring pag-asa. Ang daming humawak ng batong ‘yan.
“Ngayon, Jane, na sa ‘yo ang bato. Pangalagan mo iyang mabuti. Maging ehemplo ka ng henerasyon ngayon. I wish you all good luck. Nandito lang ako to support you.”
The former Batangas congresswoman urged her fans to support and rally behind the new Darna Jane de Leon.
“Ako po si Ate Vi, ang Darna ng mga nakaraang henerasyon. At ngayon po, inaanyayahan ko kayong suportahan ang Darna ng bago nating henerasyon, si Jane de Leon,” she said.
On the other hand, Jane thanked Vilma for the surprise and promised she would do her best to be worthy of wearing the iconic Darna costume.
“Maraming, maraming salamat po sa lahat ng mga nagtitiwala. Actually, hindi ko ini-expect na meron akong message from Tita Vilma Santos. Gagawin ko ang best ko para sa inyong lahat. Maraming, maraming salamat po.”
Darna the Series will start airing on Monday, August 15 replacing FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.