“Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4” housemate Joj Agpangan is excited about her inclusion in “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series” as she plays the best friend of Narda, Darna’s alter ego.
“I am so excited. It’s a big blessing na maging part ng (to be part of the) show and thankful ako sa (I am thankful to) JRB Creative Production and the staff and crew for giving me the opportunity to play Mara the best friend of Narda,” she said during the face-to-face grand mediacon for the TV series earlier this month.
Agpangan was introduced to Darna when she and her twin sister Jai were still kids, during their elementary school days, when they would wear Darna costumes for Halloween. She recalled how happy they were to be wearing superhero costumes, especially that of Darna.
When she was told by her handler that she would be part of the series, her first reaction was shock.
“Actually, hindi ako makapaniwala noong una. Sabi ko sa handler ko, ‘uy, magte-taping ka?’ kasi nga nasa province ako. And then nalaman ko na Darna,” she said.
(Actually, I can’t believe it at first. I told my handler, “Hey, you’re going to a taping?” because I was in the province. And then I learned that it was “Darna.”)
For Agpangan, Darna is about women empowerment: “Kasi as a woman, kahit babae ka pa ay makakatulong ka.” (Because even as a woman, you can help.)
“It’s equality for me,” she explained.
“Darna” also features Iza Calzado, Janella Salvador, Joshua Garcia, Eric Fructuoso, Zaijian Jaranilla, among others. JB