The Mega star Sharon Cuneta played a cameo role as Darna in 1986's “Captain Barbel” (Viva Films) when she was 20 years old.
Now, it is time to look for the next young one who can play the taxing role and look smashing in the body-hugging costume and a thick belt around her waist.
“Darna is such a strong, strong brand. It’s a wonderful franchise with a sentimental value to us Pinoys. If they (the Americans have Wonder Woman), we have our Darna,” she said.
Not everyone can play Darna, of course. Sharon thinks it is only for the physically fit, because the action scenes are taxing.
Sharon takes her hat off to Angel Locsin, who played Darna on TV in 2005.
“She’s tough but feminine. She’s also curvaceous.”
But Angel cannot be Darna anymore because of damage in her spine. Its time to choose the next Darna.
Sharon offers this piece of advice to whoever gets the prized role.
“Darna is a responsibility. Take it seriously. Huwag kang umarte sa shooting (Don’t be a diva during shooting). Mahiya ka kay Darna (Be ashamed before Darna).”