ABS-CBN: Angel Locsin no longer star in 2015 'Darna' movie

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN, Star Cinema and Angel Locsin have mutually agreed that Angel will no longer star in 'Darna' movie due to health reasons, the Kapamilya Network's Integrated Corporate Communications announced on Monday, October 26.

Angel Locsin no longer star in 'Darna' movie

In a press statement, ABS-CBN said that Angel underwent various rigorous training regimens for two years for the said project. However, this led her to developing a disc bulge in her spine.

"This then limits her from doing strenuous activities such as stunts, liftings, and the usage of harness, all of which will be required of her for the action scenes in the film. Aside from that, she will need to undergo rehabilitation and treatment."

"And so while we have envisioned her to do the iconic Filipino heroine, Angel’s health and safety are both our primary concern. Hence, the decision.

"Fans need not worry. They can still look forward to seeing her in a movie that she is currently shooting with Vilma Santos. Angel’s physical condition does not prevent her from finishing the said project.

"Again, we sincerely thank Angel for her hard work and pray for her recovery."

In June 2014, it was revealed that Angel will reprise the role via Star Cinema-produced film. Erik Matti and Dondon Monteverde of Reality Entertainment were supposed to lead this project.

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