You can be the next ‘Darna’

You can be the next ‘Darna’

Are you ready for the ultimate plot twist? Your fave won’t be the next Darna—it might be you. 

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Star Magic revealed the role of Darna is open to the public. People can test their luck and head down to the ABS-CBN audience entrance this weekend. 

Before lining up, keep this criteria in mind:

  • Females
  • 20 to 26 years old
  • At least 5’5″
  • With acting experience
  • Fluent in Tagalog
  • Physically fit

It’s exciting that anyone of us can have this coveted role. This might open up new avenues for diversity, maybe as diverse as the #SigawDarna art movement. But that’s just wishful thinking. 

Ang aking #SigawDarna ay tungkol kay Darna, isang katutubong babaylan, na biniyayaan ng kapangyarihan ng punong Anito…

Posted by Marx Reinhart Fidel on Friday, March 29, 2019

It might get messy again. After all, two potential Darnas backed out of the opportunity already.

We grew up with Angel Locsin as Darna. But in 2017, she announced that she won’t be reprising her iconic role. For a moment, Liza Soberano was our next Darna, until she backed out due to a finger injury earlier this year. 

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Having this live-action reboot rolling is already exhausting in paper. Though we’re intrigued over the public audition, maybe it’s time to consider alternatives—perhaps doing an animated film instead. We do have kick-ass animators available, after all. 

Just a suggestion from us here. Good luck on searching for the next Darna, though.

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