WATCH: Iza Calzado flies as first Darna in TV series' pilot episode; fans rave | Inquirer Entertainment

WATCH: Iza Calzado flies as first Darna in TV series’ pilot episode; fans rave

/ 10:53 AM August 16, 2022
Iza Calzado

Iza Calzado as first Darna. Image: screengrab from YouTube/ABS-CBN Entertainment

Iza Calzado did not disappoint fans as she earned admiration for her portrayal of first Darna in the pilot episode of “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series.”

Calzado’s character, Leonor, transformed into the iconic superhero after an extraterrestrial enemy attacked Earth, as seen in the first episode of the show on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel yesterday, Aug. 15.


Calzado wore a red and gold one-piece suit paired with the Darna helmet as she flew and fought the enemy. After defeating her opponent, Calzado’s identity was revealed to her daughter Narda (Jane de Leon) who saw Calzado return from being Darna to Leonor.


Fans could not help but rave about Calzado via Twitter yesterday, complimenting the actress for her impressive portrayal.

“Ang perfect ni Ms. Iza Calzado for the role of the first [Darna]. The height, the face, the body and the acting. Grabe lang. Bagay na bagay,” one @flyingshuichi said.

(Ms. Iza Calzado is perfect for the role of first Darna. The height, the face, the body and the acting. It is just amazing. It really suits [her].)

“Exactly how a real superhero should make her attack stance. Grabe ka, Miss Iza Calzado. Nag-iisa talaga (You are amazing, Ms. Iza Calzado. You really are one of a kind),” one @OfficialKpex stated.


“Ms. Iza Calzado is so deserving as the first Darna. That training scene with Jane — I love her subtle yet impactful acting,” one @majagnificent tweeted.

“Miss Iza Calzado ate it and left no [crumbs], wow,” one @lxvbae said.

The TV series also became the Philippines’ top trending topic in the said platform with 39,900 tweets, as of writing.


Image: screengrab from Twitter

Aside from Calzado and De Leon, others stars featured in the pilot episode include Joshua Garcia, Zaijian Jaranilla, Rio Locsin, Jeric Raval and Joem Bascon. JB


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