Last week, July 20, former Wowowee dancer RR Enriquez shared her thoughts on the decision of ABS-CBN to cast Jane De Leon as the superheroine Darna in the upcoming Kapamilya series.
De Leon was the replacement for Liza Soberano, who was [originally] tapped to star in the superhero project.
Enriquez on her Instagram said that she agrees with Cristy Fermin’s take on the Kapamilya actress’s portrayal of the iconic superheroine.
She said that De Leon lacks the charisma to go toe-to-toe with Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera, who prveiously donned the iconic character.
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“I honestly don’t see any oozing sex appeal with her talaga… Unlike sa mga naunang Darna…
Ang hirap naman kasi ng kalaban. Marian Rivera and Angel Locsin ba naman,” she wrote. “Perfect sana si Liza Soberano na kahit hindi sya pa sexy pero iba ang appeal…”
However, Soberano withdrew from the role in 2018 after suffering of a finger injury. It took her a year to finish the surgery.
To clarify, Enriquez admitted that De Leon is beautiful. However, as pretty as the actress is, the personality said that–she lacked the appeal to back it up.
“Maganda naman itong batang ito at mukhang magaling umarte pero hindi talaga nabiyayaan ng oozing appeal… Ang bland ng dating nya,” she described.
The personality even said that Iza Calzado, who plays the first Darna in the upcoming series, is the better option to lead the show.
“So going back to Darna.. Parang mas panalo pa si Iza Calzado nung nag Darna sya sa truth salad.. Nasapawan talaga…”
Enriquez added, “Baka ibang project bagayan nya pa, pero not Darna… In my own opinion lang yan ha.. Kanya kanya tayo ng taste ok.”
To end her post, she believed they had to see the show before making any conclusion.
“Pero malay naman natin baka bumagay din. Gulatin na lang tayo…. Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt,” ended Enriquez.
Darna will premiere on August 15, replacing the seven-year-old FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano of Coco Martin.