Former GirlTrends member Dawn Chang fondly remembers that growing up, she watched Darna together with her mother and grandmother.
“Ang naaalala ko, kung ano ‘yung pinapanood ng nanay ko, ‘yun ang pinapanood ko. Ang naabutan ko nang Darna is si Ms. Angel Locsin,” she said during the face-to-face grand mediacon for “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series” last week.
(What I remember is, whatever my mother watches, I also watch. The Darna that I happened to watch first was Angel Locsin.)
“Sinasabi ko nga, siyempre, nanay ko, lola ko, pinapanood ang Darna, matagal na. Subconsciously, growing up, ano ‘yan, household name sa amin ‘yan,” she added.
(As I do say, of course, my mother, my grandmother were watching Darna for so long. Subconsciously, growing up, it has become a household name among us.)
In the series, Chang plays an ambitious executive assistant who wants to join politics.
“Gagawin ko ang lahat makamit ko lang ang pinapangarap na posisyon sa politika,” she said about her character. (I will do everything just so get the position I desire in politics.)
Meanwhile, Chang believes that as an actress, one should do research about one’s character and the project one is to star in.
“Kahit naman hindi tayo si Darna or si Valentina, being part of the show, I think, it is our common responsibility na kailangan ay nagre-research,” she said.
(Even if we do not play the lead characters like Darna or Valentina, being part of the show, I think, it is our common responsibility that we need to research.)
“Darna” starring Jane de Leon in the title role with Joshua Garcia, Zaijian Jaranilla, Janella Salvador and Iza Calzado in major roles, premiered yesterday, Aug. 15 on the Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Jeepney TV and TV5. JB