Will Anne Curtis play Valentina in Liza Soberano's Darna?

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A few days after Liza Soberano officially accepted the iconic role of Darna in the upcoming movie, rumors circulated on social media regarding the other cast members.

Among them is It's Showtime host Anne Curtis, who is rumored to portray the role of Valentina, Darna's arch-nemesis.

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press last Friday night, June 2, at the Cherry Mobile event in Bonifacio Global City, Anne debuked these rumors.

Anne said in a surprised tone, "Ha? Hindi e!" She continued, "As far as I know, hindi."

Anne was tight-lipped when the subject came up in the interview but she said she would be very willing to portray the antagonist of Liza in the movie.

She told the press, "Why not? Why not 'di ba?"

When asked if she's scared of snakes, the Viva talent only said, "Hindi naman, hindi naman!"

Other actresses who have portrayed the role of Valentina in film are Celia Rodriguez for Lipad, Darna, Lipad! (1973) and Pilita Corales for Darna: Pagbabalik (1994).

On TV, the role was first played by Alessandra de Rossi in 2005 as Angel Locsin's main antagonist. 

Starstruck alumna Iwa Moto portrayed the role for the 2009 version as Marian Rivera's kontrabida.

JADINE ON IT'S SHOWTIME. Meanwhile, the 32-year-old actress/host expressed her excitement over the inclusion of Nadine Lustre and James Reid on ABS-CBN's noontime variety show.

Anne told the press, "Masaya, meron na kaming official love team of It's Showtime which is Jadine and we're so happy to have them on board. Masaya rin sila, and makulit and a breath of fresh air."

The Viva talent noted that both James and Nadine are very natural when it comes to hosting.

Anne explained, "Siguro nakakatulong rin na nage-guest sila dati."

@Regrann from @purple021116 - Yey! Mapapanood na natin sila sa Showtime! ???? #JaDine ©abscbn

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