‘PGT’ judge Angel Locsin touched as fans chant ‘Darna’

Alexa Villano
‘PGT’ judge Angel Locsin touched as fans chant ‘Darna’
New 'Pilipinas Got Talent' judge Angel Locsin says her previous role as Darna will always be special

MANILA, Philippines – She may have pulled out of the upcoming movie version of Darna, but for her fans, Angel Locsin will always be the iconic female superhero.

In an interview with reporters during the press conference and taping of Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 at the Kia Theater on Tuesday, January 12, Angel tried to control her emotions as fans outside of the theater started chanting “Darna!” while she was doing her spiels for the show.

Nakakaiyak… s’yempre, ‘yung pinaghirapan ko rin naman iyon sa ginawa ko. Kaya nakakatuwa na tumatatak pa rin sa tao. ‘Di ko makakalimutan ‘yung pagmamahal na binigay nila,” Angel said of the fans. 

(It’s very heartwarming… Of course, I worked so hard on that. So I’m very happy that I made an impression on the people. I’ll never forget the love they’ve been giving.)


Angel also said she is happy that boyfriend Luis Manzano has been very supportive of her. In one of his posts, Luis said Angel will always be Darna for him.

Alam niya na importante ‘yung project para sa akin. Kung ano ‘yung makakapagpasaya sa akin, iyon din yung gusto niya,” Angel said.

(He knows how important the project is to me. Whatever makes me happy, he also wants it for me.) 

Last October, Angel and ABS-CBN announced that she was no longer playing Darna in the movie being produced by Star Cinema, after she suffered a disc bulge while training for the film.

In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, Angel said that while she was sad about it, she has no regrets about training to do her own stunts in her TV shows and films.

The actress recently went to Singapore, where she underwent treatment for her disc bulge.

It was reported that a teaser of the movie was already shown during the Metro Manila Film Festival, where two Star Cinema films – All You Need is Pag-Ibig and Beauty and The Bestie – participated.

Star Cinema has yet to announce Angel’s replacement.

Pilipinas Got Talent

While she may not be Darna anymore, Angel opens 2016 as judge in season 5 of Pilipinas Got Talent. Known for having a kind and sweet personality, the actress said she will be nice to the contestants, but also honest.

Mabait na may topak. ‘Yun na ‘yon,” Angel said of her judging style. “Way back, nagkaroon din kasi ako ng opportunity na magpakita ng talent so may nagbigay sa akin ng chance. So ngayon gusto ko sana suklian kung ano man binigyan na chance sa akin nung tao.”

(Nice but crazy. Way back, I had the opportunity to show my talent to those who gave me a chance. So now, I want to pay it forward.)

As a judge, Angel said she is looking for a world-class talent with the qualities of a star.

Angel joins former ABS-CBN boss Freddie “FMG” Garcia, Robin Padilla, and Vice Ganda as this season’s judges. Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford are returning as hosts.

The show has produced talents such as Season 1 winner Jovit Baldivino, Season 2’s Marcelito Pomoy, and Season 4’s Roel Manlangit. 

The fifth season of Pilipinas Got Talent is set to air soon, with auditions now ongoing in Manila and other parts of the country. – Rappler.com

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.