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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 16, 2015

The Search For The New Darna Is Obviously Conducted To Create More Buzz And For The Show To Be Talked About

MOST PEOPLE we've talked to agree that it's Liza Soberano who'll be the best choice to play the role of the country's most well loved flying heroine, Darna. But right now, the names of other actresses have come up to make it appear that ABS-CBN is still conducting a wide search and studying who'd be the best one to play the coveted role.

Other stars said to be considered for the role after Angel Locsin became incapacitated to portray it are KC Concepcion, Jessy Mendiola, Maja Salvador, Nadine Lustre, Kim Chiu, Julia Montes, Coleen Garcia, Sofia Andres, etc. Of course, we all know that they all pale in comparison to Liza who's the youngest and is no doubt oozing with more charisma and star quality.

But ABS-CBN has to do this for the show to create some much needed buzz and for it to be talked about. To be truthful about it, though, we honestly believe that Darna will no longer be that attractive to today's generation of viewers reared on social media. After all, Darna's last incarnation on GMA-7 with Marian Rivera in the title role was no longer that successful compared to the version on Angel Locsin then. Even their Dyesebel with Anne Curtis, admit it or not, did not rate as high as they expected.