"Because two is better than one."
These were the words of Kapamilya actress Janella Salvador as she introduced a new pet snake on Tuesday, December 14.
On her Instagram page, Janella shared photos of herself with her new yellow ball python, which she named Valentino.
"Welcoming this baby to my zoo. His name is... Valentino. See what I did there?" she said.
Valentino is the second pet snake of the actress, who is set to play the role of Valentinain the upcoming Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series of ABS-CBN.
Just earlier this month, she introduced her first snake, which she named after the Italian luxury brand Versace.
It was in November when Janella, 23, was announced as Valentina, the serpent queen and main nemesis of the iconic Pinoy superheroine Darna, in the upcoming series topbilled by Jane de Leon.
The actress was handpicked by the series's director, box-office filmmaker Chito S. Roño, for the role. She is starring as Regina/Valentina, a lawyer and vlogger who is cursed with deadly snakes for her hair and would later become Darna's archenemy.
"I'm very, very honored to be chosen among the many, many actresses who auditioned for this role. I'm sure they were all equally as amazing and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Direk Chito Roño and ABS-CBN for giving me the opportunity to portray this iconic role," said Janella during the #ValentinaReveal in November.
The actress also promised to live up to everyone's expectations, but also "to make[Valentina] my own."
Aside from Janella, those who are part of Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series’S cast are Joshua Garcia as the series's "male lead", a police officer named Brian; ZaijIan Jaranilla as Darna’s sidekick Ding, and Iza Calzado as the original Darna and Narda’s mother Leonor Custodio.
Other cast members include Rio Locsin, Kiko Estrada, Simon Ibarra, Young JV, and Joj Agpangan. Produced by JRB Creative Productions, a target release date for Mars Ravelo's Darna: The TV Series has yet to be announced as of this writing.