Dapat pala ay gananap na Darna noon si Iza Calzado sa pinanggalingan niyang TV network pero hindi ito natuloy. Ito ang kanyang ini-reveal sa blogcon ng “A Love To Last” where she plays the role of Grace Noble, ex-wife of Anton Noble played by Ian Veneracion na boyfriend naman ni Andeng (Bea Alonzo).
“I was asked to be Darna before, even before Angel (Locsin) was asked. Let us not forget that I’ve lost a hundred pounds. “My body is not a conventional body. I’m not gonna say it’s not nice, it’s nice kasi I’ve worked for this and I love it. Pero alam mo yon, it’s not perfect.
“And Darna has to be perfect. She has to be like Angel Locsin or Anjanette Abayari. And I can not and will not be able to give that, so let’s not compromise naman what Darna is supposed to be wearing that and doing all the scenes kicking and whatever,” dire-diretso niyang pahayag. Tanggap din daw niya na hindi talaga para sa kanya ang Darna.
“It’s not for me. It never was. There are other things for me and I’ve accepted that. It hurt in the beginning, when I was much younger lalo na. But now, no, I know, it is not for me and I would be so happy for the person who will land the role of Darna. But rest assured it is not me. There will be future roles for me where I could show other things,” sabi pa ni Iza.
Nagbigay din ng reaksyon si Iza on playing mother roles sa isang kagaya ni Julia Barretto who is already 19 years old. Hindi ba masyado pa siyang bata para maging mother ni Julia?
“It doesn’t matter. I think that’s the trend now. I know somebody much younger than me pero mother role na rin ang ginagawa to someone na ka-age din ni Julia. So, how can I justify the reasoning that I feel like I’m too old to play the mom of this person. “It’s just a role. It doesn’t define who you are as a human being. I just wanna work, you know. If I like the role, it’s good, like in this case, the cast is so good, how could you say no to it?” katwiran niya.
Ano na ba ang natutunan niya sa pag-portray ng karakter ni Grace sa “A Love To Last?”
“Wala pang masyado kasi wala pang mga eksena. Pero from the few scenes na ginawa ko, what I’ve learned is you just have to be honest and to communicate with your partner. Coz I think that was lack between Grace and Anton.
“Parang Grace thought na pinababayaan siya ni Anton at hindi siya pinapahalagahan. She never expressed in a way na naiintindihan ni Anton. And si Anton din naman, never communicated with Grace. Yon pa lang so far ang natutunan ko. Masasagot ko yan siguro pag natapos na yung ‘A Love To Last,’” pagtatapos ng Osaka Film Festival Best Performer awardee.