Iza Calzado Says Long “Darna” Journey Was Full of “Painful Parts”

After Iza Calzado was revealed to be part of the much-awaited upcoming “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series,” the 39-year-old actress penned a heartfelt message of gratitude to colleagues for finally granting her this opportunity.


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“DARNA [heart emoji] 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. Grateful to my ABSCBN Family for this opportunity,” she wrote.

Iza has long been dreaming of this role ever since she was set to play the heroine in the 2005 series before she was recast due to problems involving her physique. The role was eventually was given to Angel Locsin.

Years later, she was given another chance and was given the role of the First Darna, who will pass on her powers to her daughter, Narda (to be played by Jane De Leon), in this new show.

“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 super powers? What a beautiful world I see. Celebrating the superhero in all of us today and always!”

(ALSO READ: Iza Calzado to Also Play Darna in TV Series With Jane De Leon)

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