Jane happy to fly as Darna even on the small screen

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    ‘“It’s okay with me. Ang importante, I’ll play the title role pa rin. – Jane de Leon’

    Several months ago, the super sexy and toned Jane de Leon impressed Star Cinema executives at the final Darna look-see.

    The Pinay superhero will finally fly again and Jane received instructions on the next steps as she takes on the iconic role. She was told she will have to take lessons under a fight instructor and that her training will be supervised by director Jerrold Tarog. She learned that her leading man will be Paulo Avelino and that production was to start in 2020.

    Then the pandemic happened.

    Jane de Leon

    “At that time, walang makapagsabing magkakaroon ng pandemic at magtatagal nang ganito,” said Jane, “Nakaka-frustrate siyempre, lalo on my part.

    “Wala kasi akong ibang project, dahil dapat naka-focus nga ako sa Darna. Mabuti nga I was assigned to play the leading lady of Arjo Atayde in a two-part episode of the drama anthology, ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ (MMK). At ang ganda ng kuwento ng episode.”

    Jane played a doctor whose boyfriend (played by Arjo), also a doctor, dies from COVID 19.

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    It was after the airing of the MMK episode that Jane learned that Darna will push through as a TV series.

    “It’s okay with me. Ang importante, I’ll play the title role pa rin,” said Jane. “Although I have no idea yet if Paulo will still be my leading man and Jerrold pa rin will be the director.”

    A former member of the dance group, Girlfriends, Jane says doing Darna even just on the small screen is more than she could ask for.

    “Tuloy ngang talaga ang Pasko,” she said with a smile.

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    Former child actress Snooky Serna, now fifty years old exactly, has had two failed marriages. She was in her 20s when she married actor Ricardo Cepeda, with whom she has two daughters.

    She next tied the knot with musician Niño Mendoza. But the marriage lasted for a few months only.

    Currently, she is in a relationship with former politician-turned-businessman Ramon Villarama.

    They have been together for four years. According to Snooky, she will gladly marry him if he asks for her hand. Well, why not former Bulacan Vice Governor Villarama?

    Snooky is regularly seen in the GMA soap, “Anak Ni Waray vs. Anak Ni Biday.”

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    Mother and daughter Zsa Zsa Padilla and Karylle look like buddies or magkabarkada on screen.

    It is really not surprising if you think about it, because Zsa Zsa was only 16 when she gave birth to Karylle.

    Of course, Zsa Zsa has long been estranged from Karylle’s dad, Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari.

    She has two more daughters, Nicole and Zia, with the late comedy great, Dolphy. She is now in a relationship with Conrad Onglao, an architect.

    Karylle, 39, is married to Filipino musician Yael Yuzon.

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    JM de Guzman has just inked his contract with Star Magic.

    Among the actor’s projects is the new series “Init sa Magdamag.”

    “Init sa Magdamag” is a sexy romance drama series. It will be JM’s first time to work with Gerald Anderson at Yam Concepcion.

    “Ang namiss kong tapusin ay ‘yung series na ‘Pamilya Ko,’ which was cancelled when ABS-CBN’s franchise was not renewed,” said JM.

    “Ang ganda ng kuwento, bukod sa impressive ang casting, Kasama sina Sylvia Sanchez, Joey Marquez, Kiko Estrada, Maris Racal at ang lola namin sa series, si Tita Perla Bautista.”
    JM is now a Philippine Air Force reservist.