MANILA -- Liza Soberano has expressed interest in playing Filipino superhero Darna, saying she would like to try action roles for a change.
The 18-year-old is reportedly among the actresses who are being considered to replace Angel Locsin in an upcoming movie about the komiks icon.
In an interview with Push during the ABS-CBN Gabi ng Pangarap Trade Event last Monday, Soberano was asked about a scene in a recent episode of "Dolce Amore" where she screamed "Darna" and asked co-star Enrique Gil, "Bagay ba?"
This created a buzz among Soberano's followers, who immediately created fan-made Darna posters of their idol.
Soberano, however, dismissed the speculations, saying the line was "only part of the script."
"It doesn’t mean anything naman talaga. Because there’s speculation before I think so they were just teasing the audience,” she said.
However, she added that "it would be an honor" if she is cast.
"It would be an honor to play Darna but I don’t know if I’m ready just yet," she said.
But whether or not she bags the role, Soberano wants to play physically challenging roles in the future.
"I want to do action talaga. Wala lang, parang cool lang na parang mga superhero or like a zombie or something like that,” she said.
In his interview with DZMM, "Darna" director Erik Matti agreed that Soberano can play the role.
“She has the strength physically, 'yung itsura at katawan. And then tama 'yung edad and you can do a lot of things sa mukha niya. Puwede siya mag-iba-iba ng itsura and she could still look really good. At the same time, Pinay siya na maganda, pan-Asian. Mahirap 'yung mestiza eh,” he said.
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Other actresses who are reportedly being eyed for the role are Jessy Mendiola, Nadine Lustre, and Arci Muñoz.