Who will be the next Darna? Everyone among beauty queens, the hottest actresses, and even some fresh faces have been considered. Since Liza Soberano stepped down from the role due to an injury, a variety of names has been thrown into the bowl. Erik Matti himself has revealed his personal choice to replace Soberano. But until the auditions are over and an announcement is made, this is still anybody’s game.
Among the netizens’ favorites, however, there is one actress who has superhero experience. Do you still remember “Super B”? Back in 2002, Rufa Mae Quinto led the Darna-inspired movie. Now, the internet is bringing back Super B’s transformation to prove that she can pull off the role.
“Nung una sabi ko, nagjo-joke ba ‘tong mga ‘to?” Rufa Mae shared her reaction to the King of Talk on Tonight with Boy Abunda. Apparently, Super B’s transformation also resurfaced when the Hollywood film “Wonder Woman” came out. Still, she did have a message for Star Cinema, “Maraming nagre-request, ang taong bayan, sabi ko baka mayroong role for me,” Rufa Mae narrated.
The comedienne did not specifically request for the part of Darna, “Nakakahiya namang hingin”. Although, she did jokingly add, “If you are listening, Star Cinema, then you will choose me”. This was then followed by her unofficially audition which was encouraged by Tito Boy.
Rufa Mae, with enthusiasm, stood up to recite some of Darna’s famous lines. “Ding, ang bato-to-to,” she exclaimed. When asked about what sets her apart from the rest, she offered to do some cartwheels. After taking off her heels, she showed that she can handle it. Her pants, on the other hand, could not. Realizing that she ripped them, Rufa Mae quickly sat down. “Minsan ‘pag sobrang masaya ko, napupunit talaga ang lahat,” she explained.
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To further support Rufa Mae’s case, we prepared this gallery! There is no denying that Darna’s two-piece costume has become iconic. So, it is not enough to just play the role, the actress must also look the part. And these photos from Rufa Mae’s Instagram could be what you need to imagine her in Darna’s shoes!