Iza Calzado almost had the chance to play Darna 18 years ago
In 2004, actress Iza Calzado was offered to play Darna and she already made preparations for this but it did not push through, and here’s what she shared about this.
Iza has proven her caliber in acting. She has already done several hit series back when she was in the Kapuso network and until she became a Kapamilya. Just like many Pinay actresses, Iza also has high regard for Darna, the iconic Pinay superhero that has been portrayed by prominent actresses in the past.
In a recent episode of King of Talk Boy Abunda’s The Interview Presents on YouTube, Iza shared that 18 years ago, she almost had the chance to be the Darna. At that time, she was still in GMA. She was approached, sat down, and told that the management wanted her to the Darna.
Iza Calzado, it was never her dream to portray the iconic role because for her the role was “picture perfect” and for her, it’s “beyond Barbie.” Because of this offer, she went through surgeries to fix her body since she had a major weight loss.
The actress shared that she had “tummy tuck” and “thigh lift” operations. Iza said that the surgeries were literally painful. She also said that she had to audition again for that role and went through a hard time until she said, “I’m over it.”
Then, the role of Amihan in Encantadia landed on her lap. With that, Darna was “totally forgotten” and Iza thought that it was never for her. When Angel Locsin became the Darna, Iza Calzado said that she really realized that the iconic superhero role was never for her. She said that at that time, Angel was perfect for the role and it was meant for her.
Iza also said that even back then, she never felt that the role should be for her and so she let go. On the other hand, she admitted that there was regret because she was impulsive at that time and went through those surgeries for a specific project that did not push through.
Now, Iza is playing Darna in the Kapamilya series who would give the “bato” to the new Darna Jane de Leon.
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