Jessy Mendiola shared that she’s flattered by the netizens’ comments.
The clamor for a new Darna came about after Angel Locsin announced she’s backing out of the role because of health concerns.
“I really get flattered. I don’t know. Kinikilig ako every time they put a comment about that. I have a lot of pictures [on Instagram], not only the bikini ones. Kahit quote nga lang 'yung ilagay ko, ganun pa rin ang sinasabi. Nakakatuwa lang na people are really going out of their way just to comment, or just to put something about Darna. Thank you. I’m really flattered,” she said.
She later added that the photo that she uploaded on Instagram, where she was wearing a red bikini, does not mean she’s the next Darna.
“Wala siyang meaning, wala siyang hint, wala siyang para-paramdam, wala. Not at all. I just thought na alangan namang mag-post ako na naka-turtleneck sa beach? It’s just really funny when people put ideas sa mga posts mo. Para sa akin, I went on a vacation in a beach so I think it’s pretty normal to post a picture of wearing a bikini or any beachwear.”
She also gave a comment about the next Darna.
“I think anyone, kahit hindi ako ang mapili, kung gagawin mo ang role na ‘yun, you’re supposed to be ready for all the bashing also and 'yung mga hindi nag-a-agree na you should portray the role. If ever you get chosen also, I think you have to undergo proper training,
“You also have to prove to them kung bakit ka ba pinili. It’s because you can be your own Darna,” she said.
“Ikaw yun eh, ikaw ang napili. It’s up to you on how you will make it different from hers.”
Jessy will star in upcoming primetime s
eries “You’re My Home
” which will air starting on November 9.