Since Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano had to back out for the iconic Filipina heroine Darna role due to injuries, netizens were clamoring that Nadine Lustre could be the next Darna.
The actress then told ABS-CBN News WATCH: Nadine Lustre open to portraying Darna that she is open to the idea but she reiterated her stand during her previous interviews that it could be anybody as long as it would give justice to the said role.
“It's nice, it's a good opportunity, it's a good project, so who's not open for it?" she said.
"I mean, if it's meant for me, sa akin po ibibigay. But like what I've said before, I know that the project is going to be given to someone who can give justice to the role. It does not have to be me, as long as mabigyan ng justice. I know naman that everyone is going to pick the right one,” she added.
Nadine also said that it is not bad to be the “third choice” for Darna.
"I don't think it's bad to be a third choice. I mean, you know, puwede rin namang it's not the right time or it's not the right project for them, so I don't think it matters.”
Award-winning director Erik Matti, who was supposed to helm the film, said that Nadine is his personal pick for the role.
"After her (Soberano), I only see Nadine Lustre so far as someone who can be Darna. Very sultry. She has a lot of female sensuality and at the same time still looks tough and very Filipina," he said.