I or should I say we have been following this developing story as to who will be the new DARNA of the much anticipated project by ABS-CBN Films following the withdrawal of Liza Soberano to portray the role from her finger injury. Sometime in 2013, I wrote the Angel Locsin will reprise the DARNA role but later on backed out due to back injury. Last 2017, I blogged about First Few shots of DARNA shooting under Direk Erik Matti (LINK HERE)
Today, ABS-CBN announces they have made the decision to give the role to Jane De Leon, one of the most beautiful faces in “It’s Showtime, GIRLTRENDS. Jane De Leon is one of the hundreds of auditionees but even before the call, Jane was doing some projects already with ABS-CBN. Her recent roles were moon chasers in one of the most successful series in Primetime Bida, “La Luna Sangre”, Maggie Bartolome in HALIK starring Jericho Rosales.
In an interview by ABS-CBN new through MJ Felipe, ABS-CBN Films’ managing director Olivia Lamasan said, Since “Darna” is a coming of age story, Lamasan said they were looking for someone young and innocent, but strong. “‘Yung Darna story natin ngayon is a genesis story, a coming of age. Ang requirement talaga is somebody na young and with an air of innocence but at the same time a strength of character,” Lamasan said.