Liza Soberano is new Darna

Liza Soberano. Photo from her Twitter account.

Kapamilya actress Liza Soberano is the new Darna, The Philippine Star reported.

Soberano joins Vilma Santos, Anjanette Abayari, Nanette Medved and Angel Locsin as some of the local actresses who have protrayed the local heroine.

Locsin was expected to reprise her role as Darna in the ABS-CBN production, but an accident that damaged her spine forced her to back out.

Reactions were mixed about Soberano’s playing Darna, with some commenting she is too young for the daring and sexy role.