MANILA - On Monday, many were disappointed to learn that actress Angel Locsin will no longer reprise the title role of Darna in an upcoming Star Cinema adaptation of Mars Ravelo's iconic superheroine due to a health problem.
In a joint statement with ABS-CBN and the film production outfit, the 30-year-old Locsin revealed that her rigorous training for the role has led to her developing a disc buldge in her spine. (READ: How Angel Locsin's spine was damaged)
"May isang araw po na gumising na lang ako, hindi na po ako makatayo, ni gapang, ni hatak sa sarili hindi ko magawa," an emotional Locsin admitted in an interview with "Tonight with Boy Abunda."
The actress' "painful" decision has left the project, which would have been helmed by award-winning director Erik Matti, with no lead star.
The good news, however, is that no release date has been set yet so there is plenty of time to find an actress suited for the job. (Click next to see the first of our four suggestions)
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