Iza Calzado almost had the chance to play Darna in the past
Award-winning actress Iza Calzado is set to play the iconic Pinay superhero Darna in the upcoming series of ABS-CBN.
Iza has done acting stints in various genres and this has proved how versatile she is in this field. Now, she is preparing for a superheroine role that many actresses in the Philippines dream of portraying.
Based on the article in The Philippine Star, Iza Calzado will play the role of Darna who will hand down the magic white stone to Jane de Leon, the one who will portray the titular role in Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series.
Iza said that finally, she gets the chance to be included in the “Pinoy superhero history”. Then, she shared that in the past, she almost did the Darna series in 2005 when she was still in the Kapuso network. However, this project did not push through for her and eventually, the role was given to Angel Locsin.
On the other hand, Iza believes in “perfect timing”. “I call it Divine Timing. Being a hero during these challenging times is exciting and female one at that just means so much more. Of course, I do recognize that with great power comes great responsibility. As cliche as it sounds, there is truth to this,” the actress said.
For this vital supporting role for Jane’s character, Iza said that she has been training even before the pandemic. When the project still had Liza Soberano, Iza has already started training in order to prepare for the action scenes.
She has been tapped to do the project since 2017 and since that, she has started getting fit. “Fitness has always been part of my lifestyle and I have had many training sessions with the fight directors both with Liza and Jane,” she shared.
Iza Calzado also said that playing a superhero at this time can bring out the best in everybody.
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