In an episode aired in April 2019, comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto brought us to a planet of laughter when she ‘auditioned’ for the Darna role, due to fans’ insistent demand.
It was in 2019 when Liza Soberano backed out from ‘Darna’ due to an injury. Several names of Filipina actresses floated as the search for the next Darna re-opened. And for the sake of fun, netizens gave their votes to Rufa Mae because she was once a superheroine as well.
Also inspired by the release of “Wonder Woman,” netizens resurrected old footages from the 2002 film “Super B” where Rufa Mae took on the titular role, the alter-ego of an ordinary girl who got special strength and powers through a mysterious ring. Just like any other guardian of the world, Super B has her own kind of magical transformation as well.
The comedienne made fun of the netizens’ remarks, as usual. Playing along with their request, she jestingly begged Star Cinema, “If you are listening, Star Cinema, then choose me. From Super B, I’ll be Super D!”
So when veteran host Boy Abunda asked her to audition as the next Darna, Rufa Mae gamely did hilarious stunts like exaggerated twirls and cartwheels to showcase the talent that sets her apart from other actresses vying for the role. She joked that it’s her way of proving herself capable of doing high-risk stunts ala action star.
Rufa Mae said she ripped her pants, closing the impromptu audition with a hilarious blooper!