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Press statement on Liza Soberano and "Darna"

April 04, 2019 AT 06:48 PM

ABS-CBN and Star Cinema regretfully announce their acceptance of Liza Soberano’s decision to withdraw from the “Darna” movie project due to medical reasons.
Liza suffered a finger bone fracture while doing a fight scene on the set of “Bagani” last year. She is still undergoing treatment and recovering from the trauma.  Unfortunately, after consultation with her doctors, it was deemed best for Liza not to pursue the project as the injury shall hamper her from effectively doing the movie stunts required.
ABS-CBN and Star Cinema understand Liza’s condition, respect her decision, and wish her well on her recovery.
Meanwhile, the preparation for the “Darna” movie continues as ABS-CBN and Star Cinema remain fully committed in telling the well-loved story of the Filipina superheroine and have started the selection process for the new actress who will bring the iconic character to life on the big screen.

-- Kane Errol Choa
   Head, ABS-CBN Corporate Communications