Actress Jane de Leon is full of gratitude as she celebrated her 23rd birthday on Monday, November 22.
On Instagram, Jane shared snaps from a special photo shoot she did to mark her birthday.
In the caption, she wrote, "Feeling all the love and blessings that I’m receiving. My heart is full." She added the hashtag #BirthdayGirl.
In a separate post, the actress shared her realizations as she turned another year older.
"I had a challenging year, but God gave me all the strength and guidance I needed in this journey; making me wiser today and giving me a deeper understanding of life. I am deeply grateful to have my loved ones, friends, and Fanmily who continually support and uplift my spirit. I love you all," she said.
She also expressed her gratitude to her talent management agency Star Magic, producer JRB Creative Productions, and her Darna family for their love and support.
"Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyo," she said.
Jane, 23, is set to topbill the much-awaited Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series of ABS-CBN.
She was cast for the role in 2019, after Liza Soberano withdrew from the project because of a finger injury.
Darna: The TV Series was originally planned to be a movie before it was announced as a TV series in December 2020.
In a statement, ABS-CBN chief operating officer Cory Vidanes said: "May masaya po kaming ibabalita sa inyong lahat. Tuloy na tuloy na po ang paglipad ni Darna. At ang gaganap bilang Darna ay walang iba kung hindi si Ms Jane de Leon na patuloy nagpapakita ng sipag at determinasyon sa paghahanda sa muling paglipad ni Darna."
Joining Jane in the Darna: The TV Series main cast are Zaijian Jaranilla, as Darna’s sidekick Ding; Joshua Garcia as a new character, a police officer named Brian; Iza Calzado as the original Darna and Narda’s mother Leonor Custodio; and Janella Salvador as Darna's snake-haired nemesis Valentina.
Other cast members include Rio Locsin, Kiko Estrada, Simon Ibarra, Young JV, and Joj Agpangan.
A target release date for Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series has yet to be announced as of this writing.