LIZA Soberano is the new Darna.
This was reported by veteran entertainment editor Ricky Lo on his Tuesday, May 23, column for the Philippine Star.
Lo said Soberano was the "final" and "perfect" choice to play the iconic Filipina super heroine character in the upcoming Star Cinema movie.
His source added that the Kapamilya actress is already undergoing intense training for the role.
To recall, Soberano's manager Ogie Diaz confirmed in March that his talent was being considered to replace Angel Locsin in the project.
"Isa siya sa mga choices. Itong Darna, superhero, maraming may gusto na gumanap pa ring Darna. Imagine-in mo yung history ng mga gumanap na Darna, like Ate Vi [Vilma Santos]. Kung si Liza ang mapipili for the role, siyempre tatanggapin namin yun," he said.
Locsin had to give up the role after she was barred by her doctors to do any strenuous activities that could trigger permanent damage to her spine.
My first time to act with this pretty lady! I must admit, it was hard focusing on my lines while looking at her beautiful face. Who knew such beauty could be distracting? ??But she's such an amazing actor and pretty soon, I felt like I was talking to my very own daughter. Please watch out for MMK featuring the life story of Pia Wurtzbach.