MANILA — Angel Locsin will be flying again in a movie adaptation of “Darna,” dubbed as the country’s first in terms of scale.
“First time ito. First time ito sa buong history ng Pilipinas,” Locsin said referring to the scale of the movie.
Locsin first played the role, a Mars Ravelos’ creation, on GMA’s primetime series in 2005.
The actress confirmed on Thursday that she will be playing as “Darna” again in the Star Cinema-produced film which will be directed by Erik Matti.
“Naku, you have no idea kung gaano kalaki! Kasi kahit ako, nagulat, eh. Hindi niyo (Star Cinema) ‘yan sa akin sinasabi. Sabi ko, ‘Sandali lang, ha. Ganito pala kalaki ito?’ As in, never ako naka-experience ng ganito kalaking project, o nakarinig man lang,” Locsin said.
[Oh, you have no idea how big (the film is). I, myself, was surprised. You (Star Cinema) never told me. I said, “wait, is it really this big?” As in, I never experienced a project as big as this, nor even heard one.]
Locsin said the film could elevate the standards of Philippine movie to match world class standards, something Filipinos can be proud of on a worldwide stage.
“Napakaganda noon para sa atin, ‘di ba, na meron tayong ipapakita, mga bagong talentong ipapakita na ipagmamalaki nating mga Pilipino sa buong mundo, na makakagawa kayo ng ganitong klaseng pelikula,” she said.
[It’s great that we Filipinos, have new talents to show and be proud of to the world, that we can create this kind of movie.]
She also commented on the Star Cinema’s “daring” visions for the film.
“Ang tapang! Ang tapang ng Star Cinema para gawin itong project na ‘to,” said Locsin. “And ako, bilang napili nilang artista dito, sobrang… Hanggang ngayon, speechless talaga ako! Overwhelmed ako kung gaano kalaking proyekto, gaano kaganda, at kung gaano kagagaling ‘yung mga tao na kinuha nila behind ng camera.”
[Very brave! Star Cinema is very brave to be doing this project. Being chosen for this film, I feel really speechless. I am overwhelmed by how big this project is, by how beautiful and great the people behind the camera are.]