I hope to be able to meet his expectations of me,” said Jane de Leon, lead star of “Darna: The TV Series,” her reaction to the news that highly acclaimed director Chito Roño would be officially taking the helm in the much-awaited TV adaptation of the country’s iconic superheroine.
Jane said the news also made her “quite nervous.” This was because she admitted that she “asked around and was told that he is very strict when it comes to work.”
“To be honest, I am really excited to work with him because I know I will be able to learn a lot from him professionally. I look forward to our taping,” stressed Jane, who added that she still couldn’t say when this would happen because taping schedules are still being arranged by the production team.
In July 2019, ABS-CBN formally introduced Jane de Leon as the new Darna.
In terms of how she has been preparing for the role, Jane said she has long begun physical training with specific workout regimens. “I’m about to start working on my stunts, too,” she told Inquirer Entertainment on Monday. “I should say I also need to be emotionally prepared so that I can deliver all the things required from me at work.”
Cameras are set to roll in November. “Darna: The TV Series” is produced by ABS-CBN’s JRB Creative Production. (M. Cruz, Inq)