Award-winning director Erik Matti once again shared his thoughts about the Multimedia Princess Nadine Lustre being perfect for the role of the Pinay superhero Darna.

The said role has been vacant once again for another actress when Kapamilya star, Liza Soberano announced that she can not be Darna due to an injury on her finger that will limit her movements and stunts.

Erik Matti who was the previous director for the said film already shared his sentiments about that matter. He said that he can only see Nadine Lustre playing that role.

(READ: Erik Matti on Nadine Lustre: “She has a lot of female sensuality and at the same time…”)


In his most recent interview with PEP, Direk Matti explained why Nadine would be the most fit to play the role.

“Ang feeling ko lang, si Nadine ‘yung babagay talaga sa tipo niya, sa tipo na role ni Darna,”

“Hindi talaga pupuwede ‘yung model-model, para sa akin, ha? Hindi puwede ang beauty queen,” he quipped.

He added that Nadine could also look really simple and Pinay when Darna is in ordinary form as Narda.

“Para sa akin, si Narda sa pagkakakilala natin ay ordinary siya. Ordinaryong bata na nagkaroon ng superpower. So, kailangan mo yung casting na pag ordinaryo siya, ordinary talaga ang hitsura niya.”

“So, ang kayang maging ganoon, si Nadine. Puwede siyang ordinary na Filipina. Tapos, kapag naging superhero, puwede ring sexy na matapang, may dating, ‘di ba? ‘Yung ganoon. Wala na akong ibang naiisip, ‘yun na ‘yun. Kasi, kailangan mo rin ‘yung physical.”


When Nadine was asked by ABS-CBN last time about her playing the role, the multi-hyphenate celebrity simply said that Darna will be given to someone who deserved it.

“I want to thank everyone for the support of course but Darna kasi, I am sure, it will be given to someone who is deserving for the role and someone who can really give justice.”

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