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WATCH: ‘Darna’ star Jane de Leon shows first glimpse of intense gym training

/ 01:27 PM November 18, 2019
Jane De Leon

Image: Instagram/@iamjanedeleon

Before the newest Darna could fly on the big screen, the actress playing her, Jane de Leon, needs to make sure she is fit for the physically demanding role.

The 20-year-old dancer posted a snippet of her workout routine with celebrity fitness trainer Culver Padilla, on Instagram last Saturday, Nov. 16.

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“Starting today mag-uupload na ako ng mga trainings ko (I’m uploading my trainings),” De Leon said.

The actress can be seen doing some hyperextension exercises with weights.

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Starting today mag-uupload na ako ng mga trainings ko. 💦 #Hyperextension @culverpadilla

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De Leon got the titular role for Star Cinema’s “Darna” reboot in July after Liza Soberano backed out from the project due to the finger injury she acquired while taping her television series “Bagani”.

Before De Leon and Soberano, Angel Locsin was also tapped to reprise her portrayal of the iconic role, but like Soberano, Locsin also had to decline, in her case due to a back injury.

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Meanwhile, De Leon seems to be ready to take on the highly challenging role of the Filipino superhero. After she got the part, she immediately went under intense physical training, which involved “functional workout and learning how to do stunts,” as revealed by Star Cinema in an Inquirer interview last July.

De Leon was a former member of the all-girl group GirlTrends, relaunched as GT and seen on the noontime show “It’s Showtime”. JB

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