MANILA – Veteran actress and Batangas Representative Vilma Santos wished Angel Locsin good luck amid renewed speculations that former "Pilipinas Got Talent" judge is still being eyed to portray the role of the iconic superheroine Darna.
In an interview with reporters at the sidelines of the 34th Luna Awards on Sunday, Santos said she is happy for Locsin if she gets to don the Darna costume again because she knows that it’s the actress’ dream role.
“Matagal rin niyang gustong gawin 'yun. So kung sa kanya mapupunta, good for her. Talagang sinasakripisyo niyang gawin iyan so good luck to you, Gel,” she said with a big smile on her face.
According to Santos, the communication line is still open between her and Locsin even if the actress and her son Luis Manzano have already decided to end their relationship.
“Minsan nagte-text pa rin kami... wala naman kinalaman. Kung ano man 'yung sa anak ko, he’s mature enough to decide for himself. I’m a mom and I’m just here to guide,” she said.
Meanwhile, Locsin said there’s no final word yet that she will play Darna anew.
“Very open naman ako from the start na isa 'yan sa dream roles ko talaga. Ang laki ng naitulong sa career ko nung ginawa ko yung Darna. Hindi siya mawawala sa isip ko talaga. Pero sa ngayon, baka mas okay kung hindi muna natin siguro pag-uusapan muna,” she said.
Locsin, however, feels grateful that many people still want her to do the iconic role.
“Of course, very happy pero medyo torn ka kasi hindi mo alam kung anong reaction ang ipapakita mo. Parang hindi ka pa naman allowed magsalita. Hindi niyo pa puwede pag-usapan kasi wala pa naman kaming usapan talaga. Pero yung tiwalang binigay ng tao, malaking bagay na 'yun. Hindi ko makakalimutan 'yung pagmamahal na pinakita ng tao sa akin,” she said.
Locsin is currently busy filming the Star Cinema movie “The Third Party,” which also stars Zanjoe Marudo and Sam Milby.