- Erik Matti expressed his irritation towards netizens who kept on saying that he didn't want Liza Soberano to play the titular role of Darna
- In a Tweet, the famous director slammed the netizens and said that he'd rather not talk to such people who lack comprehension skills
- Erik further explained in Tagalog what he meant when he gave the names of the actresses he wanted to play as Darna
Erik Matti slammed netizens who twisted his words and accused him of not wanting Liza Soberano to play the role of the Pinay superhero, Darna.
In a Tweet, the director said, "Mahirap magpaliwanag sa mga taong di marunong magbasa at makaintindi."
In an interview with Ricky Lo, Erik clearly explained his thoughts and the actress of his preference when Liza Soberano backed out of the role.
He said, “After Liza, 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. The key to casting Darna has always been someone who can look plain and ordinary in her Narda alter ego but can be tough, spunky, and can be very sexy as well when she transforms to Darna. Nadine can look all of that.”
The director also consoled Liza when she had to withdraw from filming the movie.
In a previous report by KAMI, Erik Matti admitted that he wants Nadine Lustre to play Darna after Liza Soberano backed out from filming.
Erik Matti is a Filipino filmmaker. He directed a number of notable films including On the Job (2013), Honor Thy Father (2015), Seklusyon (2016), and BuyBust (2018). Erik was supposed to direct the new Darna film but backed out of the movie due to creative differences.
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