Lea Salonga on the next ‘Darna’: “Someone morena or kayumanggi to represent the darker skinned Pinays”

Lea Salonga on the next ‘Darna’: “Someone morena or kayumanggi to represent the darker skinned Pinays”

Theater actress and singer Lea Salonga gave her two cents about the next artist who is set to portray the role pf Pinay superheroine “Darna” after Liza Soberano announced h er exit from its movie adaptation.

In her recent tweet, Lea shared what she would love to see with whoever will portray the Pinay comic icon— someone who is ‘relative unknown’ with a ‘morena’ skin.

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She wrote: “So, what would I love to see as Darna? Someone morena or kayumanggi to represent the darker skinned Pinays to let them know they are powerful and beautiful exactly as they are. I’d also love for her to be a relative unknown. Let the story sell the film. That is all.”

Some famous personalities who portrayed the role of the Pinay character over the years were Vilma Santos, Lorna Tolentino, Angel Locsin, and Marian Rivera among others.

(Photo source: Instagram – @msleasalonga/ Twitter – @MsLeaSalonga)


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