She said that she wasn't taken seriously.
And seeing how Julia Barretto felt a little bad about it, "Tonight With Boy Abunda," during the show's interview with her Tuesday, gave her the opportunity to do a proper audition for the role of Darna.
She put on a part of the iconic costume, reenact the heroine's famous transformation scene, and answer why she deserved the chance to portray the character onscreen. Check it out below:
The actress was one of the first names suggested as a possible replacement for Liza Soberano, who backed out due to a finger injury.
In an earlier interview, she thanked those fans who considered her for the role: "Thank you so much for even thinking about me. I mean that's a huge thing, that's huge. Thank you."
She was on the late-night talk show to promote her new movie, "Between Maybes," from Black Sheep, the production studio behind the hit movie, "Alone/Together," showing this Wednesday.