Before the blockbuster announcement of her being chosen as the millennial Darna, Jane de Leon has actually dropped by ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Kapamilya Chat a number of times to promote her projects in the network, such as her gigs in Ipaglaban Mo and her noteworthy appearance as Maggie Bartolome in the top-rating primetime series Halik.
She usually came over with her leading men, but there was one instance when she visited all by herself – it was when she plugged the “Dignidad” episode of the drama anthology Ipaglaban Mo, in which she starred as the 17-year-old lesbian Tere who unfortunately fell as a rape victim.
WATCH: Jane De Leon showcases another acting skill on Ipaglaban Mo “Dignidad”
In this Kapamilya Confessions episode, the 20-year-old actress didn’t only talk about her challenging yet impressive portrayal, but also enthusiastically took on the exciting dares prepared for her, and one of those was the First and Last Challenge wherein we were able to find out a lot of things about her as she gleefully disclosed her firsts and lasts.
Firsts and lasts
Some of her firsts are: she shared that the top 3 things she loves to do is reading The Bible, eating, and playing with her cat; the first person who forever broke her heart was her dad who already passed away; her first-ever boyfriend also works in ABS-CBN, and her first crush were twins when she was still in first grade.
Meanwhile, for her lasts: the last things she wants to do before she dies are to get her family a house and a car of their own, to worship God, and to travel; and that her mom will always be the last person on her mind as she thinks of her “every day, every hour, every time”.
Jane was ABS-CBN Films' unanimous choice to play Darna over hundreds of auditionees, since, as Director Olivia Lamasan said in an ABS-CBN News report, there was “something” in her that made her the ultimate cut above the rest.
The ABS-CBN Films Managing Director then went on to impart in the same report how the millennial reboot of this classic flick will roll by stating, "’Yong Darna story natin ngayon is a genesis story, a coming of age. Ang requirement talaga is somebody na young and with an air of innocence but at the same time a strength of character.”
But aside from her eye-catching allure and captivating charm, the 20-year-old Jane is also notable to avid Kapamilya viewers for she has already appeared in a number of ABS-CBN shows in her four years in the network.
Jane became an exclusive talent of Star Magic in 2015 and was eventually launched as part of It’s Showtime’s all-girl group GirlTrends.
Brilliance in La Luna Sangre and Halik
Her acting career gradually took-off as she got more visible on various Kapamilya programs, such as Maalaala Mo Kaya, Ipaglaban Mo, and Wansapanataym. But her brilliance as an up-and-rising actress was seemingly given more emphasis when she was cast as Moonchaser Lauren Catapang in the 2017 fantasy drama series La Luna Sangre and as Maggie Bartolome in the 2018 well-loved primetime series Halik.
LOOK: Jane de Leon bilang si Maggie sa Halik
However, did you know that even prior to her move, Jane made her first appearance on the Kapamilya channel through a cameo role in the top-rating drama series Be Careful With My Heart. She played Margarita, friend of the young Anastacio (Daniel Padilla) to whom the young Felicidad (Kathryn Bernardo) was jealous of.
Jane also shared her acting prowess on the big screen for she was tapped to play significant supporting roles in the movies “Ex With Benefits,” “The Debutantes,” and “Walwal.”
Singing, dancing, playing the drums
Aside from acting, her Star Magic profile also says that she’s also into singing, dancing, and playing the drums. Just like other celebrities, she has a strong social media presence as well, with over 800 thousand followers on Instagram and more than 76 thousand followers on Twitter. She put up her own YouTube channel, too, with over 12,000 subscribers and two video blogs as of this writing.
Are you ready to hear her scream her superheroine name and see her soar as Darna? Well, Jane seemed to have already braced herself for the next chapter of her life and the biggest break of her career as she told the ABS-CBN management during the final deliberation, “I will do everything and anything for the role because I believe in her, I believe in what Darna stands for.”
Congrats and good luck on your newest achievement and adventure, Jane!