Liza Sober­ano is Darna!

YES! (Philippines) - - Cover Story -

At­the time of our in­ter­view with Liza Sober­ano, she can’t help feel­ing happy and ex­cited at the same time be­cause of the fans’ clamor for her to play the ti­tle role in the up­com­ing Erik Matti-helmed Darna movie, which will be pro­duced by Star Cin­ema. She also ex­presses sur­prise over the reve­la­tion made by Ricky Lo in his May 23 “Fun­fare” col­umn for the

Philip­pine Star. Quot­ing his “Very Deep Pen­e­tra­tion Agent/VDPA,” the vet­eran en­ter­tain­ment colum­nist wrote that “the fi­nal… and per­fect!... choice as the new Darna is Liza Sober­ano.” “Nag­u­lat nga ako,” Liza tells YES! “Wala po akong di­rect word na gal­ing sa man­age­ment na sin­abi na ako na ta­laga. But I’m re­ally, re­ally happy if it’s for me, and I’ll ac­cept it, pero wala pa ta­laga.”

Three days af­ter our in­ter­view with Liza, ABS-CBN’s TV Pa­trol news pro­gram comes out with a re­port con­firm­ing that she is in­deed the new Darna.

In the tele­cast, as re­ported by PEP. ph, Liza her­self fi­nally puts an end to all spec­u­la­tions. Speak­ing to re­porter MJ Felipe, she says: “Yes, it’s con­firmed!

Ti­natang­gap ko na po ang role na Darna!” With this de­vel­op­ment, Liza joins the short list of ac­tresses who have es­sayed the role of the iconic Pi­nay su­per­heroine, one of the most pop­u­lar and enduring char­ac­ters cre­ated by Pi­noy komiks king Mars Ravelo. Among the stars who have played Darna in the past are An­gel Loc­sin, Nanette Medved, An­janette Aba­yari, Gina Pareño, Rio Loc­sin, Liza Moreno, and Vilma San­tos. The last time Pi­noys saw Darna was in 2009, when Mar­ian Rivera breathed life into the fic­tional char­ac­ter.

A day af­ter the big re­veal about Liza as Darna, the young ac­tress re­ceives an­other sur­prise. An­gel Loc­sin, who played the su­per­heroine in 2005 on GMA-7, gives Liza a set of Darna

komiks. It will be re­called that An­gel was re­port­edly the choice of Erik Matti to top­bill the Star Cin­ema movie, but due to health rea­sons, she had to back out.

In the Face­book ac­count of her man­ager, Ogie Diaz, Liza has ex­pressed her grate­ful­ness to An­gel for the rare gifts: “Di pa po kami uli nagkikita. Pero pag nakita ko po siya, I will thank her po for the op­por­tu­nity and these Darna komiks.”

Ogie goes on to say that An­gel’s ges­ture can only mean one thing: “Yang mga mag­a­zines na yan, bi­gay sa kanya ni An­gel Loc­sin. Ibig sabi­hin, gusto ni An­gel si Liza gu­manap na Darna.”

As for the 19-year-old ac­tress, the Darna role is both a bless­ing and a chal­lenge, which she’ll gladly take on any day. As she puts it in her TV Pa­trol in­ter­view: “When they of­fered the role to me, gusto ko po ta­laga. I feel like it will help me ca­reer-wise, and also I’m hop­ing that as an ac­tor, mas marami pa akong matu­tu­nan.” In the course of the news­cast, the new Darna also says: “So­brang na-ex­cite po ako, saka siyem­pre, happy. I feel re­ally hon­ored to be able to don the iconic cos­tume and to be able to em­body what Darna rep­re­sents. Me­dyo ner­vous po, siyem­pre. ’Yong ex­pec­ta­tions ng mga tao. Ang gagawin ko na lang po, give my 100… more than 100 per­cent best sa project na ito.”•

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