“MARAMING MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA TIWALA! Pangako po na pagtratrabahuhan ko po ito at ibibigay ko ang lahat”, gratefully stated by the newly chosen Darna, Jane Florence Benitez De Leon.
Who is She?
De Leon is a 20-year-old Star Magic artist. According to her Star Magic Profile, she is not only a good actress but a total performer too. She sings, plays the guitar and drums. She was a former member of the all-female group Girltrends on “It’s Showtime” before she progressed to becoming a solo artist.
She has played several roles in different TV projects such as Maalala Mo Kaya: (Tubuhan, Karnabal, Pantalan, Gitara), Wansapantaym: Tikboyong. She has been also on a Film Project: The Debutantes.
De Leon has also appeared in the 2017 drama series “La Luna Sangre” as one of the moon chasers.
She is most well known for her role as the younger sister of Jericho Rosales in the popular ABS-CBN drama “Halik.”
On her Instagram and photo below, Jane shared how thankful she is for having the role of being Maggie Bartolome in the drama series and for the opportunity to work with veteran actors and actresses.
How did she land the role?
Everyone knows ABS-CBN’s hunt for the most famous Mars Ravelo’s female superhero character. Angel Locsin and Liza Soberano were the chosen artists initially however later announced exit due to injury. The announcement made people are curious about how the former “Halik” actress got the role.
De Leon stated she just auditioned initially for the villain role, however, little did she know she was already one of the 300 aspirants who auditioned for the Darna role, according to ABS-CBN Films head, Olivia Lamasan.
Lasaman explains that strength in character and air of innocence is the requirement for the role.
“Yung Darna story natin ngayon is a genesis story, a coming of age. Ang requirement talaga is somebody na young and with an air of innocence but at the same time a strength of character.”
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