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LOOK: Iza Calzado reunites with cast and crew of ‘Darna’

Iza Calzado played the role of the first Darna in the hit series of the same name.

LOOK: Iza Calzado reunites with cast and crew of ‘Darna’-Toff C.
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10/16/2022 01:14 PM
LOOK: Iza Calzado reunites with cast and crew of ‘Darna’
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Iza Calzado reunited with the co-stars as well as the crew of the Darna television series. 

Iza took on the character of the first Darna and Leonor, the mother of Narda, played by Jane de Leon, in the hit Kapamilya show. 

The Kapamilya star can be seen smiling from ear to ear in photos taken during the reunion. She also brought food for her Darna family during the reunion. Present at the event were her co-stars such as Jane de Leon and Zaijian Jaranilla. 

The reunion happened after Iza's return to the Philippines following her trip to Europe with her husband Ben Wintle.  

Iza graced the Philippine television screens as the first Darna in the pilot week of the Darna series in August.  Filipino viewers were all praises for Iza's performance as the first Darna in the Kapamilya show during its pilot week.

In the same month, the actress announced that she is pregnant with her first child. The news made waves online as she got pregnant at the age of 40.

"God’s plans are always far greater than mine and I humbly accept this new chapter of my life with a heart filled with gratitude, casting all my fears and worries aside and simply trusting in the divine timing and wisdom of life," she wrote on Instagram.

"Something deep inside me knows that you will propel me to greater heights to soar higher than ever before in ways I cannot even begin to imagine. You will give me THE WHY, THE PURPOSE, THE DIRECTION in life, and I embrace you in my life as we build, along with Ben — your dad, a FAMILY!" she added.

The announcement of Iza taking on the role of the first Darna came in August 2021.

In an Instagram post that same year, Iza reflected on her journey leading to the moment where she finally played the iconic Filipino character.

"DARNA. I honestly never thought or dreamt I would be part of this iconic project even as a child growing up, wanting to be an artista. The journey to this has been 17 years for me with a lot of painful parts that I have come to accept with grace because I know this is part of my journey to becoming my own kind of Darna," she wrote in a social media post last August.

It can be recalled that Iza revealed in an interview with Boy Abunda in 2014 that she was supposed to play the role of Darna in GMA in 2005 but was eventually given to Angel Locsin. 

READ: Iza Calzado announces pregnancy at 40 years old

"Grateful to my ABS-CBN Family for this opportunity. I’ve learned to believe in Divine timing and I am so humbled by God’s plans. May this upcoming Darna series make us believe in the hero that exists in all of us because imagine the possibilities of coming together once we’ve all tapped into our superpowers? What a beautiful world I see," she added.

Darna airs from Monday to Friday every 8PM on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, CineMo, A2Z, at TV5. Filipinos abroad can also watch the series via iWantTFC and The Filipino Channel.