Regine Velasquez formerly portrayed the iconic character Darna in the 2003 movie ‘Captain Barbell’
Regine formerly gave life to the epic character in the 2003 Captain Barbell movie starring her husband Ogie Alcasid.
In an interview during the press conference of her upcoming concert series titled Regine at the Theater on happening on November 6, 7, 20, and 21 at The Theater at Solaire, she expressed sadness for Angel.
"Actually nalungkot ako. Hindi ko kasi napanood 'yung interview but I saw it sa Instagram. But she is right, she has to first take care of herself before anything else, kasi mahirap 'yung back eh," she said.
During Angel’s interview, she explained that she may have contracted the injury due to the two-year training that she’s been preparing for the role and the many times that she fell on her back while shooting other films in the past.
To this, her former co-TV network commented, "You know, that girl kasi she's so athletic. Minsan kasi kapag bata ka hindi mo napapansin, sige lang tira ng tira, go lang ng go.”
What’s sad, according to Regine is that sometimes the realizations comes a little too late since “As you get older, you realize that you are not a superwoman. You are not Darna actually, you are just a normal person.”
While she recognizes how difficult the decision could’ve been for Angel, Regine lauded her for being wise enough to do the right thing.
Saludo naman ako doon sa ginawa niya," she said.