Angel Locsin considers leaving showbiz
She also won't be playing Darna in the upcoming movie.
Photo via Angel Locsin's Instagram account
(SPOT.ph) It's almost hard to imagine Darna without Angel Locsin, but it looks like we just have to get used to it. In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, the actress said that she won't be reprising her famous role in an upcoming movie, due to an injury.
A statement from ABS-CBN explained that Angel underwent a "rigorous training regime" for two years, which led to her developing a disc bulge in her spine. Her injury would limit her from doing stunts for the movie's action sequences. She will also be undergoing rehabilitation and treatment.
Angel shared that it was a painful decision to leave the project and hinted that a Darna project will still be pushing through. "Darating 'yong araw na mag-a-announce 'yong ABS ng bagong Darna. Gagawa na sila ng bagong teaser nila kasi may sinusunod silang schedule," she said. "Gusto ko marinig [ng fans] kung ano ba talaga ang nangyari. Baka isipin nila, 'pinalitan ko lang' [o] 'nag-inarte ka lang' pero hindi po eh. Kung may choice lang ako, gagawin ko ang Darna."
She also admitted that she considered leaving showbiz because of her injury, saying, "Naisip ko [umalis], walang halong kaplastikan. Kasi ano pang ipapakita ko? Kredibilidad ko 'to eh. What's next? But kinausap ako ng ABS-CBN, sina Tita Malou na 'hindi lang naman sa Darna matatapos ang buhay mo eh.'"
In an Instagram post (above), she apologized to her fans and assured them ABS-CBN has already cast the "perfect person" to play the role. The Darna project was first announced in 2014, with director Erik Matti at the helm. Recently, fans have called for 17-year-old Liza Soberano to take on the role for a TV series.