Jane de Leon just got her hands on the Funko Pop version of Darna, the iconic Filipina superheroine she will be playing in the upcoming big-screen reboot helmed by Jerrold Tarog.
In a video posted by ABS-CBN News on YouTube last Monday, August 26, Jane was able to unbox the new action figure which was launched just recently.
The young star also revealed that during her younger years, she was actually fond of playing toys for boys, saying, “Ang mga nilalaro ko talagang laruan, more on panlalaki talaga. Wrestling, pogs, text.”
“Yung mga Barbies, parang siguro collections lang. Akala ng mga relatives ko, as a girl, ayun ‘yung nilalaro ko. Pero wala talaga, panlalaki talaga ‘yung gusto ko,” she shared.
When asked about her reaction over the action figure, the actress couldn’t help but express how happy she was.
“Nakita ko na siya, actually, sa Instagram. Okay, like ang cute niya, mini me. Pero ‘yung time na binigay na sa akin mismo ng ABS, pag-open ko noon, like ‘oh my gosh, heto na siya,’” she exclaimed.
She added, “I’m so lucky, and first ever Funko Pop ko ‘yun!”
The actress also had the chance to play with the new action figure.
Jane also had the chance to speak about landing the Darna role. She enthused, “‘Yung na-feel ko kasi noon, especially, women empowerment nga. I need to represent [‘yung] mga kababaihan, kasi hindi naman pwede na nakadepende tayo sa mga lalaki. So ngayon gusto kong ipakita sa mga tao, sa buong mundo na kaya natin. Kaya ng mga babae.”
“I’m so excited na makita nila ‘yun, especially kay Darna, kasi doon siya kilala,” she added.
Watch the entire video here:
Just last month, Jane was chosen to play the titular role in “Darna.” Preparations for the project are underway. It is slated to be shot in the newly-constructed ABS-CBN Horizon Soundstages in Bulacan.
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