- Janine Gutierrez reacted to speculations she will star as Valentina in the remake of Darna
- She recalled how her grandmother, Pilita Corrales, played the role of Valentina in 1994
- The actress admitted there is still no definite answer to the rumor
Janine Gutierrez spoke up about the rumors she will be part of the cast of “Darna.”
When Janine moved to ABS-CBN, fans couldn’t help but assume that she is truly slated to portray the archnemesis of Darna in the upcoming remake of Pinoy heroine. Many were thrilled and excited to see Janine play the millennial Valentina.
Amid all the speculations, Janine finally broke the silence and admitted that she’s a big fan of the Darna franchise.
“It’s so interesting to me, kasi, of course, I’m a fan of Darna, I’m a fan of all the old films,” she told ABS-CBN News, during her first press conference as a Kapamilya.
Janine also talked about how she used to watch her grandmother, Pilita Corrales, play Valentina back in 1994. That film was “Darna: Ang Pagbabalik,” and starred Anjanette Abayari as the superhero. The actress admitted feeling flattered that many consider her perfect for the role.
“Siyempre, flattered ako na nakikita ako ng ibang tao na mapasama sa ganoong klaseng proyekto. I don’t know, we’ll see,” she said.
Even with no final answer, fans of Janine can still look forward to more projects from her in the Kapamilya network. She will be a co-host of “ASAP Natin ‘To” and will star in a teleserye by Dreamscape Entertainment in “the very near future.” She will also topbill a movie under Star Cinema.
Meanwhile, the remake of Darna as a movie has been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. It is now being developed as a TV series. Director Jerrold Tarog, recently revealed that he will no longer be directing the remake due to conflict of schedules.