Since Jane de Leon was cast as Darna, people have been coming up with names to play the superhero’s nemesis Valentina. A lot of great actresses were suggested, but now everyone’s got their eyes on the newest Kapamilya, Janine Gutierrez.
The snake-haired villain is usually depicted as a sultry, high-society fashion icon, so it’s easy to imagine why fans would think Janine is perfect for the role.
It’s been a hot gossip since her transfer to ABS-CBN was announced and at a recent virtual press conference, Janine finally addressed it.
“It’s so interesting to me, kasi, of course, I’m a fan of Darna, I’m a fan of all the old films,” she said.
She even brought up that her grandmother Pilita Corrales played the same role in a film once, so she’s glad that the audience wants to see her take it on as well. “Siyempre, flattered ako na nakikita ako ng ibang tao na mapasama sa ganoong klaseng proyekto.”
But her answer to the big question: “I don’t know, we’ll see.”
Janine just debuted as a host on “ASAP: Natin ‘To” last January 24 and she said she’s still very much overwhelmed by the warm welcome she received on the show.
She also expressed how much she takes it as an honor to now be a part of the Kapamilya network and join its roster of many great talents.
“Madami akong mga iniidolo dito. I also watch the shows and it’s very exciting, because nafi-feel ko ‘yung talaga sobrang passionate ‘yung mga tao dito sa ABS-CBN about bringing forward new stories, and talagang reaching out what people want to see… Kung ano ang hinahanap ng isang Kapamilya sa telebisyon, and I think it’s so amazing na ibibigay natin ang gusto ng Kapamilya,” said Janine.
Based on the comic book series created by Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo, “Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series” starring Jane de Leon is slated to be released on the Kapamilya Channel and A2Z this 2021.
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