Speculations of who will portray the iconic “Darna” role in the superheroine’s comeback movie still circulates online, especially after Angel Locsin backed out of the project because of spine problems. Among those rumored actresses to reprise the role in the upcoming Star Cinema movie are Jessy Mendiola, Nadine Lustre, Liza Soberano, Sarah Geronimo, and Marian Rivera who previously portrayed the role in a series.
Recently, rumor has it that the new Kapamilya star, Yassi Pressman, will likely play “Darna” in the upcoming Erik Matti film.
During her contract signing with ABS-CBN on Thursday, the young actress belied the rumors when pressed about the iconic role. Pressman said: “Hindi po, hindi po. Opo, nakikita ko po sa Twitter at nakikita ko po sa Facebook. Pero hindi po.”
Pressman, nevertheless, said that she is honored to be considered to play the Filipina superhero.
“Sobrang laking honor. Kahit sabihin na even if I don’t get to play the role, kung isa ako sa mga iniisip nila na posible, eh sobrang nakakatuwa. Just the fact na naiisip nila na maging part ako or choice, thankful ako,” she said.
Pressman is currently part of the primetime series “Ang Probinsyano” starring Coco Martin.