Beloved superheroine Darna appeared in many film adaptations since the 1950s but showbiz’s most favorite Darna back then was Vilma Santos. Although the veteran actress would downplay her popularity, her four Darna films would speak for her star power.
In this throwback video from Gandang Gabi Vice, the Star for All Seasons reacted to her old Darna photos and films: “Lipad, Darna, Lipad,” “Darna and the Giants,” “Darna VS the Planetwomen,” and “Darna and Ding.”
Vice, quick-witted as ever, thought he and Vilma could make another version, “Darna and Bading,” he as ‘bading.’ He dropped more punchlines from there.
Vilma didn’t forget to acknowledge the other actresses who played Darna including Rosa del Rosario, Eva Montes, and Gina Pareño. Besides Darna, she was also known as Wonder Vi, a woman who lived in the forest.
From there, Vice opened up about Vilma’s successful team-up with Bobot Mortiz, comparing their popularity to that of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
Vilma didn’t shy away from talking about Direk Bobot as a boyfriend. He was her young and sweet love, her first relationship at 15. “Napakabait ni Bobot. Super protective nu’n. Hindi ako pwedeng naka-mini skirt o mababa ang neckline,” she recalled, adding that Bobot was also her coach in music and he also wrote songs for her.
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