"I Only See NADINE LUSTRE So Far": ERIK MATTI On His Best Pick To Play Darna

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at April 11, 2019

With Liza Soberano walking away from the Darna role, who would make a great replacement becomes today's hottest debate. Renowned Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti speaks out.

The Buy Bust director expressed regret over the lost of modern Darna adaptation that Liza could've offered. "I really feel that Liza would have been a fresh and exciting Darna," said Erik in an interview later adding his best pick to take on the superheroine shoes. "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 when she transforms to Darna," he added, "Nadine can look all of that." Are you in, Nads?


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