Erik Matti, the original director of the most-awaited Darna movie felt sad that Liza has backed out from being the Darna, noting that she would have been a fresh and exciting Darna.
“I really feel that Liza would have been a fresh and exciting Darna. She’s young and embodies a lot of potential to create a modern take for this classic superhero character.”
However, when asked who would be his Darna with Liza out of the picture, the former director of Darna readily answered a name.
“After her, I only see Nadine Lustre so far as someone who can be Darna. Very sultry. She has a lot of female sensuality and at the same time still looks tough and very Filipina. The key to casting Darna has always been someone who can look plain and ordinary in her Narda alter ego but can be tough, spunky and can be very sexy as well when she transforms to Darna. Nadine can look all of that.”
Here is a sample of a plain, ordinary Nadine.
And here is a sexy and fierce Nadine.
In a previous interview, when Nadine was asked about being Darna, she only said that it would be someone who can give justice to the iconic role.
“My God. I’ve heard about that. I’m really happy that they’re very supportive, but I know naman kasi that the role is going to be given to someone who’s deserving and someone who can do it. I mean, it doesn’t have to be me. It just has to be someone who can give justice to the role,” Nadine said.
When asked if she is willing to do the role, Nadine said it depends.
“I don’t know. It depends. I don’t really like saying that I don’t want to do it or not because mapupunta talaga ‘yan sa kung sinong deserve nung role na ‘yun eh,” she said.
Here is a sample of a sultry, sexy yet fierce and powerful, Nadine Lustre.