Pia Wurtzbach isn’t sugarcoating her willingness to grab the highly coveted role of “Darna.”
After Liza Soberano announced that she has decided to withdraw from the “Darna” project, netizens have been throwing their bets perfect to play the role.
One of the netizens’ frontrunners is Pia Wurtzbach.
The 2015 Miss Universe admitted she feels flattered just being considered by netizens. Speaking with MJ Felipe, Wurtzbach said, “I’m very flattered they think I could play the role of Darna. That’s an iconic role and a really sought after role.”
She called it, “The role of a lifetime.”
Wurtzbach continued that she is willing to work hard to play the iconic Filipino heroine.
She said, “Kung papalarin na ibibigay sa akin ‘yung role na Darna, tatanggapin ko. I will work hard, I will train, I will attend workshops. Ibibigay ko lahat ng lakas ko.”
The beauty queen, however, left the decision to the ABS-CBN management to see who is the “perfect fit to play the role.”
Wurtzbach even shared that she had looked up to “Darna” as an idol when she was young.
Asked if she’s willing to audition, Wurtzbach replied, “Oh Yeah, of course! If I find out that they’re open to have me audition, then I’m going to try. Why not?”
Meanwhile, Wurtzbach also revealed that she reached out to Soberano after hearing she backed out from the ‘Darna’ role.
It can be recalled that the two became friends when Soberano portrayed Wurtzbach in her life story in an MMK episode.
Wurtzbach said, “Nalungkot ako talaga kasi kaibigan ko na din si Liza eh. I remember talking to her about the movie Darna while we were doing ASAP in Australia, the preparation and how she was really excited about it.”
“And ‘yung feeling na, alam mo ‘yun sa iyo na eh pero may things na ‘di natin ma-control. I feel bad for her. And I also messaged her kasi I can imagine what it feels like,” she added.