Marvin Yap, from Darna viewer to cast member | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Marvin Yap. Image: from "Darna" press conference via ABS-CBN Entertainment

For Kapamilya actor Marvin Yap, nothing can be more overwhelming than being cast in an iconic project such as “Mars Ravelo’s Darna: The TV Series.”

“Siyempre, sobrang saya kasi makakasama ko na si Darna. Dati pinapanood ko lang siya,” he said during the grand mediacon for the series last month. (Of course, I am so happy because I will finally be with Darna. Before, I used to just watch her.)

Yap plays Gardo Laracruz, a tricycle driver in the community and one of Narda’s male friends.

“Bilang nandito na ako sa ‘Darna,’ nao-overwhelm ako. Nanonood lang ako dati pero ngayon kasama na ako sa cast. Nakaeksena ko na si Darna,” he added.

(Now that I am here in “Darna,” I am overwhelmed. I was just watching it in the past, and now I am already included in the cast. I already have a scene with Darna.)

When he was younger, Yap was able to watch “Darna” movies starring Nanette Medved and Anjanette Abayari.

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Marvin Yap. Image: from “Darna” press conference via ABS-CBN Entertainment

“Mga sexy kasi ang mga Darna dati,” he noted. “Bukod sa superhero siya, siyempre, sexy at maganda. Noong time na ‘yun, papatayin nila kami sa ganda nila, sa sexy nila. At saka, s’yempre, given na matulungin sila, tagapagligtas, superhero,” he added.

(The Darnas before used to be sexy. Aside from them being superheroes, they were sexy and beautiful. During that time, they would kill us with their beauty and sexiness. And of course, given that they were helpful and were saviors, superheroes.)

Yap also shared that he likes superheroes who can fly, like Superman.

“Ewan ko, mas gusto ko ‘yung nagta-travel,” he quipped. (I don’t know, I like them better when they travel.) JB


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