Angel Locsin starts preparing for 'Darna' movie


Posted at Jul 15 2014 12:30 PM | Updated as of Jul 15 2014 08:30 PM

Actress Angel Locsin. Photo: Star Cinema

MANILA -- Years after she first played the superhero Darna on TV, actress Angel Locsin is now getting ready to don the sexy costume of the iconic Pinoy comic character once again -- this time on the big screen.

Speaking to Kris Aquino on the morning show "Kris TV" which aired on Tuesday, Locsin said she is starting her preparations for the movie, to be directed by Famas-winning director Erik Matti, by losing some weight.

"Naku kailangan eh," Locsin told Aquino. "Mabilis talagang pumayat ang tao kapag kailangan talaga, 'yung walang choice talaga."

To facilitate her weight loss, Locsin was given a "major" workout routine that includes Muay Thai.

"Parang workout ng mga fighters talaga," Locsin described.

According to Locsin, her official training for Darna is scheduled to months from now. However, she decided to begin her workouts early so her body could adjust.

"Sa September pa magi-start yung training pero ngayon nagi-start na ako (para di mabigla). Kasi may tama ako sa likod I have cracked disc mild lang naman," she explained.

"Kasi kaysa operahan kailangang tibayan ko lang 'yung core ko so workout talaga," "The Legal Wife" star added.

The new Darna movie, based on the character created by Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo, is being developed under Star Cinema.