After careful deliberation, Girltrends member Jane De Leon takes the iconic role of Darna!
Star Cinema announced that they have finally found the new Darna in the upcoming film. According to ABS-CBN Film’s managing director, the Girltrends member and actress Jane De Leon will be taking over the iconic superheroine role.
Over the past few months, the next person to play Darna became trivial within the show business. Supposedly, Liza Soberano was the original choice for the part. However, after she suffered an injury during her training for ‘Bagani’, in preparation for Darna as well, it became impossible for her to continue. That being said, the public became invested on who to take on the role of Darna.
But now, it’s official that Jane De Leon will be the next Darna. Among almost 300 celebrities that auditioned, ‘Darna’ director, Jerold Tarog found Jane the best representation of Darna. An instinctive actress, as they say, Jane possesses a talent in acting that allows her to bring the best of the role given to her.
With the ‘Darna’ film that will be coming out, Tarog informed that it won’t be the typical ‘Darna’ story like before. Unlike her predecessors, Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera, Vilma Santos, Lorna Tolentino, she will be playing Darna’s genesis story. More like a coming-of-age where ‘Darna’ exudes an air of innocence and strength at the same time. And Jane De Leon fits perfectly the bill.
Who is Jane De Leon?
Jane De Leon or Jane Florence Benitez de Leon started in the show business at a young age. But despite that, she’s no stranger to acting together with big celebrities. She became a popular sensation as a member of Girltrends in ‘It’s Showtime’.
But eventually, her talent in acting got her discovered. Soon, she was raking up more projects than she ever expected. In the 2017 fantasy drama series ‘La Luna Sangre’, she appeared as one of the moonchasers. She also played supporting roles in movies like ‘The Debutante’ with Sue Ramirez and Walwal. And she also stared as Jericho Rosales’ sister Maggie Bartolome in the recent drama series, ‘Halik’.
Darna would be her biggest break yet. And according to reports, Jane herself was absolutely surprised to be chosen as the next Darna.