Liza training seriously for ‘Darna’ role

Liza Soberano is in the thick of preparations for her new Darna movie.

“Yes!” she reveals. “My trainings are rigid at this point. Imagine, I practice four times a week and it’s no joke. But I’m pleased with the results. I can confidently say that I’m ready when the cameras officially start grinding on November or December!”

In her biggest solo vehicle in the silver screen, the pretty lass is both glad and proud that some of her predecessors in playing the iconic Pinay superhero have given her their nod of approval.

“I’m really touched and humbled to know that Ms. Angel (Locsin), Ms. Marian (Rivera) and even Ms. Nanette (Medved) extended their warm good luck to me in top-billing the latest installation of Darna on the big screen. Coming from them, it’s such an honor. I’m blessed to have obtained their approval. This serves as an inspiration and motivation for me to really deliver.

“Actually, Darna is a very challenging role for any actress. The character has been part of our pop culture for the longest time and the line-up of female stars who portrayed it over the years are simply the cream of the crop. I’m just so lucky to be given the chance to breathe life to the role. I hope that I’ll be able to meet the general expectation of the public. I promise to give it my best shot!”

Many are curious on the costume she’ll wear: will it be a sexy one or will it be adjusted to her wholesome image?

“Honestly, I’ve no idea at this point. We haven’t started shooting yet. We just made a look test sans the costume. Let’s wait until it is presented. This early, I’m excited.

“Personally, I would opt for a more conservative costume. As much as possible, I don’t like showing much skin. But I believe it is part of the challenges I have to face in accepting the role. As the new Darna, I have to get out of my comfort zone and learn to be more comfortable with my body and skin if I were to wear that iconic costume,” ends Liza.


After six long years, Aga Muhlach is back on the silver screen via the latest Star Cinema offering titled, Seven Sundays. 

“I’m happy to be part of this project,” he avers. “Actually, for a comeback vehicle, I really wanted a movie and this is an answered prayer. It’s a huge honor to be directed by Ms. Cathy Garcia-Molina and share the screen with Dingdong (Dantes), Cristine (Reyes), Enrique (Gil) and Mr. Ronaldo Valdez. I know I made the right decision in prioritizing this film!”

How about doing a regular TV show once again?

“Well, it’s also a nice idea. Brings back memories of my Oki Doki Doc days. But at this point in my life, I want to do more movies. In fact, after Seven Sundays, I’m scheduled to do another one. Shooting will commence next month. I’m simply thrilled.”

Asked if he will permit his children Andres and Atasha to eventually join the ‘biz, the award-winning actor reveals:

“I don’t see anything wrong if they enter the entertainment industry in the future. Actually, they receive offers as of now but Charlene (Gonzales) and I are hesitant to give them our consent. For one, they’re studying. I don’t want to disrupt their schooling due to showbiz commitments.

“I want my children to finish their studies. It’s still different when they’ve obtained a College Degree. Once they’ve graduated, I will let them decide if they want to become celebrities like their parents. But what’s definite is that I won’t decide for them!”

Topics: Liza Soberano , Darna , Aga Muhlach , Star Cinema
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