The former director of the movie adaptation about the iconic Pinay superhero “Darna” shared his thoughts on the news of Liza Soberano backing out from the role following her finger injury.
In an interview, Matti mentioned that aside from envisioning Soberano donning the iconic red and gold costume, he also sees actress Nadine Lustre fitting to his vision of Darna.
“After her [Soberano], I only see Nadine Lustre so far as someone who can be Darna. Very sultry. She has a lot of female sensuality and at the same time still looks tough and very Filipina,” he said.
Matti also mentioned that one of the keys in casting Darna is someone “who can look plain and ordinary in her Narda alter ego but can be tough, spunky and can be very sexy when she transforms to Darna.”
“Nadine can look all of that,” Matti noted.
Lustre is just one of the names being thrown by fans about a possible replacement for Soberano. Others included are Pia Wurtzbach, who has said that she plans to audition for it, Maja Salvador, and Jessy Mendiola, to name a few.