What did Direk Chito Roño say about Janella Salvador?
Kapamilya actress-singer Janella Salvador was named as “Valentina”, the archenemy of Darna, being portrayed by Jane de Leon, and award-winning director Chito Roño shared his reaction to this.
It has long been announced that Jane is the new Darna after Liza Soberano had to back out because of her finger injury. However, fans have been anticipating who will portray the antagonist role. After delays and several changes in the production aspect, the Darna series is set to soar as shooting has already commenced.
Just recently, ABS-CBN announced that the most-coveted “kontrabida” role was handed to Janella and this will serve as her showbiz comeback after she gave birth to her son with partner Markus Paterson.
Based on the article in Inquirer, Direk Chito believes that Janella Salvador will give justice to the role. He said that he was impressed by the “Valentina” audition that the returning actress has done.
“I haven’t really seen her (Salvador) that much except for when she auditioned and I was [kind of] impressed. I think she would do justice to the character of Valentina. Janella would not only be capable but also interesting to do that different kind of character,” the prominent TV and movie director said.
Direk Chito also shared that in this current Pinay superhero series titled Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series, the character of Valentina is a breath of fresh air as they intend to infuse modern ideas. “We’re modernizing [Valentina]. Totally kakaiba sa dating Valentina,” he enthused.
Meanwhile, when Janella Salvador shared a post about this stint, fans and her fellow celebrities expressed excitement and support for her. The actress also expressed gratitude for the warm welcome that she received as the Valentina.
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