Lea Salonga wants ‘someone morena, relatively unknown’ as Darna

By: - Reporter
/ 03:19 PM April 05, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Tony-award winning actress Lea Salonga wants to see “someone morena” and “relatively unknown” to portray the iconic Filipina superhero “Darna.”

“So, what would I love to see as Darna? Someone morena or kayumanggi to represent the darker skinned Pinays to let them know they are powerful and beautiful exactly as they are,” Salonga said in a tweet on Friday.


“I’d also love for her to be a relative unknown. Let the story sell the film. That is all,” she added.

Netizens have been discussing who will be the next actress to portray “Darna” after ABS-CBN and Star Cinema announced Liza Soberano’s exit from the project.

READ: Liza Soberano withdraws from ‘Darna’  

Some actresses mentioned were Nadine Lustre, Kathryn Bernardo, Jennylyn Mercado, Julia Montes, and Maja Salvador.

Soberano suffered a finger bone fracture from the set of the fantasy drama series “Bagani” last year and is still undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema said they have started the selection process for the new actress who will bring the iconic character to life on the big screen. /ee

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