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Erik Matti’s choice for ‘Darna’


NADINE Lustre (IG)

NADINE Lustre (IG)

HE may have quit as director of “Darna” some time ago but it is obvious Erik Matti still has a soft spot for the long delayed project.

After Liza Soberano resigned from the film, Matti took to social media to address the actress.

He wrote, “Surprised to hear about @lizasoberano letting go of #Darna You would have been great for the part. I wish you all the best. Definitely, there’s life after Darna. Take care always, Hope. Don’t cry no more.”

Not that he thinks Soberano the only one capable portraying the komiks heroine.

Asked whom he thinks is best suited to become the new Darna, Matti named Nadine Lustre.

“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.”

Nadine on her part appreciated the view.

“I super appreciate that. For them to see me as a person who is strong and very empowered –Darna is a strong woman and nakikita nila sa akin ‘yun, it’s good,” she said.

Lustre did not mention if she is interested in playing Darna, but she mentioned the role should go to someone “who is deserving” and “who can really give (it) justice.” (RAMPADOR ALINDOG)