Vickie Rushton dreams of playing Darna


Posted at Jun 19 2019 02:29 PM

MANILA – After failing to clinch a title during the 2019 Binibining Pilipinas coronation night, Vickie Rushton has yet to see where new opportunities would take her.

But if she were to return to acting, Rushton revealed on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” what she actually wants to do next.

“May dream role po ako. [Gusto ko maging] Darna,” she told host Boy Abunda.

The TV host then prodded the beauty queen if she could reenact the superhero's famous transformation line. 

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In the original lore, Darna is a warrior from Planet Marte who manifests herself in a village girl from Earth named Narda. 

In order to transform into the heroine and defend humans from evil forces, Narda swallows a tiny meteorite and shouts "Darna!" -- a scene which has since been embedded in local pop culture.

Since Liza Soberano backed out of the project, Star Cinema held auditions for the lead part back in April and it was open to the public.

The upcoming "Darna" movie was first announced in 2015.