Angel Locsin revealed that her supposed Darna project was the reason why it took her five years before she could do a teleserye.
During her solo presscon for The General's Daughter last January 10, the 33-year-old actress said that her agreement with ABS-CBN indicated that she could not accept any teleserye while doing the Darna movie.
She said, "Noong gagawin ko po dapat yung Darna, meron kaming agreement ng ABS na hindi ako tatanggap ng ibang project hangga't ginagawa pa yung Darna.
"Dahil umabot nga po tayo ng lampas limang taon yata, yung preparation ng Darna, nadelay nang nadelay.
"Though nakakagawa ako ng guestings, ng pelikula, pero yung teleserye, not allowed.
"At may agreement naman po kami sa ganun kasi mahirap. Very physical at saka yung schedule na kailangan, medyo challenge kaya natagalan nga siya."
Angel wasn't able to push through with the project after she developed a disc bulge in her spine.
Liza Soberano was chosen as her replacement.
Even before ABS-CBN announced that Angel will play the role of Darna, she already thought about turning down the lead role.
In fact, she actually considered playing the character of Valentina, Darna's arch-nemesis.
Angel explained, "Sinabi ko naman talaga sa kanila noon pa na baka it's time na ibigay sa iba.
"Nagsabi pa nga ako na gusto ko maging Valentina noon, ayaw nila. Hindi nila tinanggap. Bago pa ito, bago pa namin i-announce na gagawin ang Darna sa ABS-CBN."
Her new Kapamilya series, The General's Daughter, now requires her to do action stunts.
Angel disclosed that her physical therapists allowed her to do these stunts as long as she is very careful.
Why did she decide to do an action-drama series even though she might develop problems again with her back?
She answered, "Alam mo yung meron kang unfinished, o meron kang kinukwestiyon sa sarili mo na gusto mong i-prove.
"Gusto ko ring i-prove sa sarili ko na kaya ko and ang dami kasing nagme-message sa akin sa Instagram, sa Twitter na same condition, nahihirapan sila.
"Maybe, kapag nakita nila na pagka kaya, medyo matagal na naman, baka mabuhayan din sila ng loob na hindi pala, hindi pala end ito ng activities ko, kailangan ko lang maging extra careful."