The news was confirmed by the actress’ handler Ogie Diaz.
Following her withdrawal from the ‘Darna’ project, Liza Soberano will be doing a new teleserye and film with onscreen partner and real-life boyfriend Enrique Gil, ABS-CBN News journalist MJ Felipe reported on Twitter last Saturday morning, April 6.
Two days before this announcement, the young actress set off a social media storm after officially backing out from the millennial reboot of the iconic superheroine film, citing medical reasons, particularly a finger injury that would hinder her from doing certain stunts required of the character.
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Directors Jerrold Tarog and Erik Matti, Angel Locsin, and other celebrities who are currently being eyed for the role – including actresses Nadine Lustre and Kathryn Bernardo – have since aired their sentiments regarding the shocking news.
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Meanwhile, with Liza’s exit, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema have begun the selection process for the new ‘Darna,’ according to a joint press statement released on Thursday, April 4.