10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane De Leon, The New Darna

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane De Leon, The New Darna


If you didn’t know by now, we have a new actress playing the iconic role of Darna. Meet Jane De Leon, the young actress taking on the coveted role.

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It seems like forever since the last Darna film. Mars Ravelo’s Darna is an iconic comic featuring a hardworking girl named Narda who transformed into a superhero called Darna. The story of Darna has been made into movies and TV shows, but has not been seen on national television since 2009. The titular role was last held by Primetime Queen, Marian Rivera of GMA-7. It was previously performed by Angel Locsin, Regine Velasquez, Sharon Cuneta, Vilma Santos, and more. Now, there is a new Darna featuring an all new cast and crew.

This year’s Darna, recently premiered their first episode, but it took them a long time getting there. It was set in production during the year 2014. After which, it underwent several revisions and recasts, previously having Liza Soberano as the star of the show. Now, newcomer, Jane De Leon, snags the titular role with all its glory. If you don’t know much about Jane, then don’t worry. We’ve got 10 fun facts about the newest actress playing Darna.

She has her own YouTube channel

Jane debuted her YouTube channel titled, Your Jane, on August 2022. Her first episode is a life update. She now has 74,500 subscribers.

She was a judge in Binibining Pilipinas 2022

Imagine being judged by a real life superhero. Jane De Leon was a member of the panel of judges who asked the beauty queens questions during the Q&A portion.

She’s a gym buff

As Darna, Jane has to consistently workout to keep her physique in check, as well as to tone her body for the action stunts of the show.

She has a cat named Mallows

Jane is definitely an animal lover. She posts photos of her cat named Mallows and she also posts a few snaps of cute dogs.

She starred alongside Coco Martin in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano

Jane received massive recognition for her role in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. She played the beloved character, Captain Lia Mante, who worked alongside Coco Martin’s character.

She knows how to play the drums

Jane reveals to her Instagram followers her hobby in high school. She used to play the drums and is proficient at reading musical notes.

She learned how to box for a role in MMK

Before landing the role of Darna, Jane was a seen in MMK where she took in multiple leading roles. She even learned how to box professionally for a role.

She was given advice by Marian Rivera for her role in Darna

Believe it or not, you can have two superheroes in one room. Former Darna, Marian Rivera, befriended Jane and gave her advice for her upcoming project.

She’s a dancer

As a woman of multiple talents, Jane also knows how to dance. She would train with G Force and perform dance covers on noontime show, ASAP.

She auditioned for pop band, Now United

Years ago, Jane auditioned for a spot in pop band, Now United. Unfortunately, she didn’t land a position, but fellow Filipino actor, Bailey May did.

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