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Angel Locsin Will Play "Darna" In Movie Remake

Angel Locsin confirmed that she will be playing the iconic "Darna" again for a movie remake under Star Cinema. Angel first played "Darna" in the 2005 teleserye that catapulted her to stardom on GMA-7.

"Yes, puwede ko na siguro sabihin. It’s official. Nasa akin na ulit ang bato. I’m very excited. Ang laki ng respeto ko kay Darna."

A story pitching was already conducted for the movie. Angel even shed tears when she recalled how she made "Darna" memorable for everyone back in 2005.

She said she will take care of "Darna", and that the role has always been close to her heart even though the teleserye ended already.

She thanked the Ravelos for trusting her with the role again. She also thanked Star Cinema and ABS-CBN for giving her the project.

"Hindi ko akalain na magagbabalik ulit ako. Naiiyak naman ako. Emosyunal naman ako dito. Pero maraming salamat kasi ang laking part ng career ko ‘to."

Playing the role again is like a "thank you" to her supporters because "Darna" made her a star. The role is the reason she's where she is now.

"Tapos nakilala ako, nagkaroon ako ng magandang trabaho. Nabubuhay ko ng kumportable yung pamilya ko. So, pasasalamat ko talaga"

She only knew the other night that she is being called by Star Cinema for a story pitching for "Darna." She cleared her schedule, and she also enrolled in a workout program to prepare for the role.

It's time for her to prepare for the role again, Angel said. She added that it's not right if she's not going to be prepared physically for the role of "Darna."

Star Cinema said "Darna" will arrive in theaters in 2015.

Angel said Star Cinema is planning to make the movie a big-budgeted one. It will also be directed by Erik Matti and Dondon Monteverde of Reality Entertainment.

She thought that Erik is the best when it comes to fantasy movies and special effects. "I’m just so happy na sila yung nalagay sa proyektong ito. Nakita n’yo naman yung ibang pelikula nila, as in mapapapangaga ka talaga."

Star Cinema already told her about their plans for the movie. Angel said she's awed by it. It's a dream come true for her, the award-winning actress said.

Asked about comparisons with her "future mother-in-law" Vilma Santos, Angel said she couldn't even begin to think about comparing herself to the Star For All Seasons. "Parang nahiya naman ako i-compare kasi sobrang kahit dumi sa kuko niya wala akong binatbat talaga."

Vilma is the mother of Luis Manzano, Angel's boyfriend.

Angel has high respect for Vilma, so she cannot believe that she will play a role she gave a life to. She wants to follow in her footsteps when it comes to how she portrayed "Darna" in the movie.

The actress, however, didn't know if she will be the one to play the same role in the teleserye remake. The movie itself is a big deal for her, she added.

She already did a teleserye, so Angel is focused on the movie. She also wants a DVD copy of the movie, so she will be able to remember it when she's old already.

It doesn't matter to her if the teleserye role of "Darna" will be given to another younger actress like Jessy Mendiola. She's "okay" because she feels blessed with the movie already.

"Itong movie pa lang, kung magdadamot pa ako sa ibang tao, parang ang sama-sama ko naman. Kung ibibigay sa akin, thank you so much. Kung hindi, magiging happy ako kung kanino man."

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