Pia Wurtzbach grilled as Darna fever heats up


Posted at Mar 22 2017 06:08 PM

MANILA – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach on Wednesday reacted to reports that many netizens want her to replace actress Angel Locsin in the upcoming “Darna” movie.

In an interview with reporters on the sidelines of the Binibining Pilipinas 2017 press presentation, Wurtzbach said she is thankful that many people are considering her worthy to portray the role of Darna, a popular superheroine created by Mars Ravelo. 

But she admitted that she has not bagged the role -- at least for now. 

“Sana,” she said, laughing. “Nagpapasalamat ako na may interes ‘yung mga manonood na ako ‘yung maging Darna, pero hindi ako eh.”

“Mukhang iba ‘yung plano ng ABS-CBN [para sa akin],” she explained.

Wurtzbach was an actress at ABS-CBN before joining beauty pageants. 

Last January, the Miss Universe 2015 titleholder said she is willing to suit up as Darna in case the role was offered to her.

Star Cinema announced early this week that Locsin will no longer star in the movie adaptation of “Darna” due to health reasons.

Aside from Wurtzbach, other celebrities suggested by fans to take on the project include actress Liza Soberano and Nadine Lustre, and singer Sarah Geronimo, to name a few.