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Janella Salvador reveals scene that made her ‘fall in love’ with Valentina role

/ 10:54 AM August 17, 2022
Janella Salvador

Janella Salvador as Valentina/Regina Vanguardia. Image: screengrab from YouTube/ABS-CBN Entertainment

Janella Salvador has opened up on her role as Valentina in “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series” and revealed the scene that made her “fall in love” with her character.

The actress gave fans a peek at her script, which contains the said dialogue, as seen on her Twitter page yesterday, Aug. 16. This comes shortly after the second episode of the series aired.

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The scene featured Valentina’s alter ego Regina Vanguardia exposing the corruption of local government officials in Nueva Esperanza, putting her at odds with the town’s Mayor Zaldy (Simon Ibarra).

“Bunga ito ng korapsyon ng mga nasa matataas na posisyon. Sila ang mga tunay na kriminal! ‘Yun nga lang, sino ba ang huhuli sa mga kriminal? Ang mga pulis? Gusto ba nilang hulihin talaga ang mga ito o kasama rin sila sa nakikinabang?” Regina said in the episode.

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(This is due to the corruption of those in high positions. They are the real criminals! But who catches criminals? The police? Do they really want to catch them or do they also benefit from this?)

“Sino ba ang [pinaglilingkuran] mo? Ang mga simpleng mamamayan na bumoto sa inyo? O ang mga kaibigan mo?” she also asked Zaldy. (Who are you serving? The simple citizens who voted for you? Or your friends?)

Salvador admitted that the scene made her admire her character as she expressed hope that fans enjoyed the episode as well.

“The first scene we worked on when they had me read for the role of Regina. How can I not fall in love with her character?” she said.

The scene was lauded by netizens on Twitter, who praised the series for making Valentina politically aware and well spoken.

“Oh, to be Atty. Regina. An educated, well-spoken and politically aware person who uses her intelligence and platform to voice out when she knows something is not right. A perfect representation of beauty and brains with a purpose,” one @Jelelamazing said.

“Another reason to be a Valentina apologists. Politically aware si Regina (Regina is politically aware),” another netizen @eyemeyyy quipped.

“The way the character and the portrayer share the same beliefs! You were born for this role, Janella Salvador!” one @solunayaa gushed.

“Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series” premiered last Monday, Aug. 15. Meanwhile, the second episode showed the death of the first Darna (Iza Calzado), the reunion of Narda (Jane de Leon) and her former classmate Brian (Joshua Garcia), and the first meeting between Narda and Regina.

Other stars who were also featured in the first two episodes include Zaijian Jaranilla, Rio Locsin, Jeric Raval and Joem Bascon, among others.  /ra

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