Angel Locsin Pulls Out From 'Darna' Movie
Ringo | On 27, Oct 2015
Due to health reasons, Angel Locsin won’t be reprising her role as ‘Darna’ in the big screen.
“It was a painful and hard decision to make, but we had to prioritize my health and welfare. Because of that, despite the two year preparations and rigorous training, I regret to inform everyone that I can no longer play Darna,” Locsin said via her Instagram post.
It was a painful and hard decision to make, but we had to prioritize my health and welfare. Because of that, despite the two year preparations and rigorous training, I regret to inform everyone that I can no longer play Darna 🙁 Production has to start filming already, and my body is not in the right condition to do anything too physically strenuous. It is only fair for production as I don’t want to be the cause of delay or problems because of my recurring back injury. Rest assured that I am still undergoing treatment so I can come back stronger and hopefully, be your superhero again 🙂 Thank you ABS CBN for looking after what’s best for me and my health, especially to Tita Malou Santos. Thank you Tito Boy Abunda, Roxy Liquigan, & the rest of the Tonight with Boy Abunda team for giving me the chance to explain my situation in your show. To all Darna fans, I want to thank you for all the love and support you’ve given me. I will forever treasure that. And I hope and pray that you will give the same amount of love and support to the new Darna. Rest assured that ABS CBN has already chosen the perfect person to fill in Darna’s boots. 🙂 Again, thank you😘 (photo taken April 2012)
Kane Errol, the head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications, also confirmed the news.
The statement also noted that she suffered from a disc bulge in her spine that also resulted into hospitalization.
Here is the full statement:
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE “DARNA” MOVIE WITH ANGEL LOCSIN A photo posted by ABS-CBN PR (@abscbnpr) on
In a separate statement, ABS-CBN said that above all, everyone’s health is the main priority.
In an interview with “Tonight With Boy Abunda,” on Monday, October 26, Locsin said she was sad for letting go of the role she really wanted. However, she also found no regrets having injuries performing that stunts.
Locsin also assured everyone that she is doing well and as of the current, she is just regaining her strength.
“Magpapagaling lang ako. Ayusin ko lang ang likod ko, magpapalakas ako. Malay natin soon, magawa ko uli ang mga fight scenes na gustong-guto kong gawin and gagawin ko siya ulit sa future. Malay niyo next year, ako na si Wonder Woman,” said Locsin.