Liza Soberano with the new limited-edition Darna statue. ABS-CBN/Released

ABS-CBN, Star Cinema regretfully accept Liza Soberano's withdrawal from 'Darna'
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (Philstar.com) - April 5, 2019 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Following news of actress Liza Soberano’s decision to withdraw from the “Darna” movie project due to medical reasons, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema have released a statement informing the public that they “regretfully announce their acceptance” of Liza’s withdrawal.

In an official statement sent to Philstar.com on Thursday, ABS-CBN explained what happened to Liza that prompted her withdrawal from the project.

“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,” explained the statement signed by the network’s Corporate Communications Head, Kane Errol Choa.

“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.”

According to the statement, ABS-CBN and Star Cinema understand Liza’s condition, respect her decision, and wish her well on her recovery.

The actress has reposted the statement on her Instagram story.

The network, however, promises that the movie will still push through.

“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.”

Other actresses who have been fan favorites in remaking “Darna” include Nadine Lustre, Jessy Mendiola, Sarah Geronimo and Maymay Entrata.

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