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In Focus: Why Fans Think That Nadine Lustre Best Suits The Role Of Darna

In Focus: Why Fans Think That Nadine Lustre Best Suits The Role Of Darna

 

 

After Liza Soberano withdrew from playing the lead heroine of the highly anticipated film adaptation of Darna due to her finger injury, people have been placing their bets on who will breathe life to our very own girl power icon in the big screen. Among the buzzing names is Nadine Lustre. Even the former director of the film, Erik Matti, shared in an interview that she is the perfect embodiment of Darna. 

Although Nadine appreciates that almost everyone wants her to take the role, she doesn't want to get ahead of anything and said that she believes the role will be given to someone who is the most deserving and can really give justice to it.

But as true fans of this queen, we know it in our hearts that she definitely fits the character of this iconic hero. From being a skilled actress to an all-around empowering woman, here are the reasons why we think Nadine might just be the next Darna.

1. She's got the skills to take on a superhero role.

After her awarding winning performance in Antoinette Jadaone's film Never Not Love You and her breakout role outside the JaDine tandem in Ulan, we all know that Nadine is a pro at her craft and keeps challenging herself to be better at it. Aside from her acting skills, her fit figure and healthy lifestyle surely give her plus points in the superhero department. Plus, she's also hoping to book projects with more fight scenes!

 
 
 
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2. She's fearless.

Since Darna is the protector of mankind from a variety of villains and mishaps, we need an actress who can imbibe this kind of fearlessness and bravery. And that's where Nadine comes in, a woman who has been baring her unfiltered self without the fear of failure or judgement.

 
 
 
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3. She's serves as our girl power inspo.

As girls, we looked up to fairytale characters during our childhood. But this generation proves that girls aren't damsels in distress, but, rather, they are more capable of doing the fighting and the saving. Now, we all know that Nadine is all about girl power. She's our role model when it comes to defining the kind of woman we want to become. And if she takes on the role of Darna, this job would be easy peasy for our Kween!

 
 
 
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4. She's using her popularity for a good cause. 

A celebrity who's aware of the world's pressing issues and doesn't shy away on standing up to what's right—Nadine is that girl. With the help of her massive social media following, she sparked awareness on the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement, showing her full support for Greenpeace. She's also an advocate of mental health, sharing her thoughts numerous times about self-love and always being mindful of people's emotions. She exhibits kindness in all forms, that's why she definitely deserves to be cast as Darna. 

 
 
 
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5. She inspires people to be confident in their own skin. 

The actress has been our epitome of confidence because she's always true to herself and isn't afraid to share her honest opinions to the public, even if she's going to be hated for it. She doesn't let other people's thoughts about her pull her down and is only focused on making herself better in her own way. She once shared that her definition of sexy is someone who looks happy and confident in her own skin, someone who embraces her flaws and makes it her strength—and that's exactly what she does. 

 
 
 
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6. She's already drawn as a Marvel superhero.

For the upcoming issue of Marvel's "War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas," Pinoy artists Mico Suayan and Rain Beredo drew the variant cover which features the first Filipino Marvel hero "Wave" resurfacing from the sea with the Philippine flag behind. And according to Suayan, he based his drawing on Nadine! From the built of her body to her fierce face, you can absolutely see Nadine as the character Wave, so it won't be hard to see her as Darna as well! 

 
 
 
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Nadine is truly the embodiment of the words fierce and passionate. Her sultry looks are just a bonus. What really makes her the perfect Darna for her fans is how she continuously serves as pushes us to become more in control of our lives. If she's going to be the one to bag the titular role, we're sure she wouldn't disappoint and even exceed all our expectations. 

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