Years In The Making: Iza Calzado Is Now Her Own Darna

Years In The Making: Iza Calzado Is Now Her Own Darna


16 years after she was first considered for 2005’s Darna teleserye, Iza Calzado is now officially portraying Darna this 2021—but in a different light.

The 39-year-old is set to portray an older superhero role in the upcoming ABS-CBN series, as her character will be the one to pass down the white stone that newcomer Jane De Leon will be using to transform into the titular character.

Iza was tapped for the role almost four years ago, and she’s been undergoing training ever since.

“I’ve been grateful since that moment. I’ve done some trainings without giving out all the stuff. It feels like it’s been such a long journey to get here and the role I’m going to play is more meaningful than what I could have played before,” she shared with ABS-CBN.

She added that Darna is still a vital part to play “because we also need to recognize the hero inside all of us, the Darna within, the hero within.”

ABS-CBN’s Mars Ravelo’s Darna will begin shooting this September and is slated for a 2022 release.

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