ACTRESS Angel Locsin on Thursday confirmed that she will reprise her role as "Darna," but this time on the big screen.
"It's official, nasa akin na ulit ang bato. I'm very excited and ang laki ng respeto ko kay Darna. Iningatan ko si Darna noong ginagawa ko pa lang siya, nasa puso ko talaga siya."
In 2005, Locsin played the iconic fictional comicbook character, created by Mars Ravelo, while she was still in GMA-7.
"Darna" has been credited for Locsin's successful career in the industry.
According to Locsin, playing the role of "Darna" for the second time came as a big surprise to her as it was only on Wednesday when it was relayed to her by Star Cinema, film outfit of ABS-CBN.
Locsin will be working with directors Don Menteverde and Erik Matti for the said project.
"Kahit ako nagulat din. Hindi rin nila sa akin sinabi and then nilinaw ko. Ganito pala kalaki ito. Never kong na-experience or nakarinig man lang ng ganitong project," she said.
"Para piliin ka bilang artista, sobrang speechless, overwhelmed ako kung gaano kalaking proyekto at kung gaano kaganda. Excited ako na magawa ito kasi this is something new and ang tapang ng Star Cinema para gawin ang project na ganito," she added.
Locsin said that she will be working with the best people in the industry.
She also thanked both ABS-CBN and the Ravelo family for entrusting the project to her.
When asked if she will still play "Darna" on the boob tube, the actress said she is now focused on the film.
"Hindi pa namin napag-uusapan kasi ito pa lang, ang laki laking bagay na sa akin. Actually ito talaga yung gusto ko, pelikula muna talaga para sa Darna kasi hindi ko pa nagagawa," she added.
"Who knows, tingnan natin kung magiging teleserye. Pero kung ibigay nila sa younger generation, ok lang din naman sa akin kasi nabigyan na din naman ako ng chance. Kung hindi (ibigay ang sa TV), magiging happy na ako kung kanino man," she said.
"Darna" is slated for 2015 release. (Sunnex)