Liza Soberano Take Away Titular Role for Darna
Liza Soberano Quit For Darna Role
An emotional Liza Soberano announced on Thursday that she has withdrawn from the titular role of Darna, in the latest setback to beset the film project that was first announced in 2014.
Liza Soberano, who was introduced as the millennial iteration of the komiks icon in May 2017, cited an injury as the reason behind her decision to quit the Star Cinema production.
In August 2018, the 21-year-old actress fractured her right index finger in an accident on the set of the now-defunct fantaserye “Bagani.” At the time, she was also juggling physical preparations for “Darna.”
“I’ve been undergoing therapy. I had surgery twice. We’ve been trying to fix it, but lately, these past few weeks, we’ve decided maybe it’s best if I don’t push through with it
According to Liza Soberano, the bones of her finger were crushed due to the incident, limiting the motions she can do with her hand. While she has undergone two surgeries to address the fracture, Liza Soberano is still unable to move her finger as normally as the others, given that its joint was also damaged.
“I couldn’t do my stunt training because we had to take care of the finger,” she added. “Of course, we were still hoping that I would be able to do the project, but because of the injury, I couldn’t do my stunts. So how would I be able to practice and ready myself as well?”
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Liza Soberano is set to undergo a third surgery to remove the metal plates that had been inserted to heal the fracture, saying she is hopeful that she can regain the full function her finger through time and more therapy sessions.
“I really wanted to do ‘Darna.’ I invested so much time, so much effort. Physically, I felt like I was ready before the incident. I don’t want the project to suffer just because I don’t feel like I could give Darna the justice she deserves
. Emotionally, that’s why I decided to withdraw from the project. I felt like hindi ako buo anymore to do ‘Darna.’