Lea Salonga wants ‘someone morena, relatively unknown’ as Darna
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.
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. I’d also love for her to be a relative unknown. Let the story sell the film. That is all.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) April 5, 2019FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
“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.
Some actresses mentioned were Nadine Lustre, Kathryn Bernardo, Jennylyn Mercado, Julia Montes, and Maja Salvador.
— Stay away (@monomestlove) April 5, 2019
A Talented Actress
A Good role model
A Filipina Beauty
A game changer that Darna does not need to be perfect
An Actress that defy expectations
And above all An Actress with Undeniable Box Office Force
Darna is Kathryn Bernardo 👑 pic.twitter.com/uyibVFNyQ8
— Daryl (@darylmico16) April 5, 2019
Jennylyn Mercado is our #BagongDarna
— Jennylyn Mercado (@JennylynNation) April 5, 2019
Julia Montes as #BagongDarna
Give her the biggest break she deserves. pic.twitter.com/8WT3K9q2jr
— MONTESified 🌟 (@MONTESified) April 5, 2019
omg now that liza soberano is out from Darna, why not Maja Salvador!!! diba? diba? diba!!! we argued about this before but people of the Philippines wake up!! Maja can give justice to the iconic role!! @dprincessmaja pic.twitter.com/dnviZk2ZzY
— supermaj (@ceejayader) April 4, 2019
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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