Nadine Lustre willing to suit up as Darna

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 13 2015 08:13 PM | Updated as of Nov 21 2015 01:58 PM

MANILA - After topping a recent online survey on who should replace Angel Locsin as Darna, "On the Wings of Love" star Nadine Lustre has expressed her willingness to don the role of the iconic Filipina superheroine.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News' MJ Felipe, the 22-year-old Lustre said that it would be a "privilege" to put on the Darna costume, which has been worn by several big name celebrities such as Vilma Santos.

"Of course I want, gusto ko po siyempre kasi Darna 'yun, 'di ba? It's a privilege na maging Darna ka. Bigyan nila ako ng gym time, bigyan nila ako ng time mag-train," the actress said.

For his part, James Reid, Lustre's co-star in "On the Wings of Love," added: "If she's Darna, then I'm Captain Barbell. ...I told her she could do it. She does [have the body do it]."

Star Cinema, the producer of the planned Darna film, have yet to make a formal announcement on the matter.

Locsin had to back out of the project due to a health problem.

READ: How Angel Locsin's spine was damaged