Health reasons has prevented Angel Locsin from suiting up in the upcoming Darna film to be produced by Star Cinema, the film company announced.
Star Cinema managing director Malou Santos said Angel’s back problem has resurfaced which forced them to take her off the movie.
“Sobrang nalungkot kasi nung una, nung nalaman namin na mayroon siyang problema sa likod, sinabihan na namin siya na she cannot play Darna. But, because deep in our hearts na siya lang ang pwedeng maging Darna, we gave her the chance and she promised to do the therapy na magpapagaling siya para sa kanyang likod,” Santos said.
The back pains started coming back three weeks ago despite the therapy sessions that Angel has undergone.
“Unfortunately, 3 weeks ago, nakaramdam na naman siya ng pain sa likod. So ito na ang pinaka-final verdict na she cannot play Darna kasi mas importante ang buhay niya kaysa sa pelikula na Darna. So ang iisipin ko na lang at least napatunayan niya ‘yung dedikasyon niya sa craft niya.”
Angel is in good condition but the decision to take her off the project is because it entails a lot of physical requirement from the actor. The film calls for a lot of fight scene and the actor needs to be harnessed.
Although Angel will not be playing Darna, ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak assured fans that she will be given a new project very soon.