What does Jane de Leon have planned for 2020? She already feels blessed for many reasons, one being the fact that she has the opportunity to portray Darna. Now, she hopes for the superhero movie to finally be completed this year and for it to be a success. When asked about any other upcoming projects, she teased, “We’ll see. Abangan natin.”
On the other hand, for this episode of Kapamilya Confessions, Jane was like an open book about her most recent experience on the set of Maalaala Mo Kaya. “Para kang na-possess … in a good way,” the actress described the feeling of portraying a role based on a real person.
PHOTOS: Mga paghahandang ginawa ni Jane de Leon bilang Nesthy Petecio sa MMK
“Pangarap at Kamao” tells the story of boxing world champion Nesthy Petecio. In preparation, Jane got to meet Nesthy in person. They talked about the struggles of being a female boxer and what motivated Nesthy to pursue a career in the sport. “Kailangan ko kasi malaman lahat para mas ma-feel ko ‘yung character niya. And hindi naman siya lumalayo sa buhay na naranasan ko before,” the Kapamilya actress explained.
The Darna star also had to go through stunt training every day. To survive these physical demands of the role, she had to take vitamins to help keep her energy up as well as to stay healthy, especially since she had to take some punches which made her body ache the next day. “Bugbog sarado ako,” she joked.
This is her first lead role for an MMK episode, which must have been nerve wracking since she last acted on-screen nine months ago. Luckily, she has her family to constantly lift up her spirits, “Sobrang mahalaga ‘yung suporta ng family.” If you need more advice about following your dreams, then you should check out this Kapamilya Confessions! Jane de Leon also shared the story behind some of her Instagram posts, whether she plans to start vlogging soon, and more!