Did you know that comedian and Pinoy Big Brother housemate Brenda Mage was supposed to be part of ABS-CBN's TV adaptation of Darna?
However, he chose to give up the stint, and entered the PBB house instead.
Brenda revealed this in a conversation with Big Brother during the show's episode on December 7, 2021.
He quipped, “Ako po sana si Valentina, pero tinanggihan ko. Charot lang!”
Brenda, however, did not specify which role he was supposed to play in the TV series headlined by Jane de Leon.
Prior to Brenda's conversation with Big Brother, fellow housemate Eian Rances was tasked to read news items.
The rest of the housemates were supposed to identify whether the news was fake or not.
Janella Salvador's portrayal of Valentina was mentioned.
Brenda said it was fake, and revealed, “Hindi! Part sana ako ng Darna at imposibleng si Janella ang papasok.”
It was on October 5 when ABS-CBN announced the full cast of Darna, with Iza Calzado, Zaijian Jaranilla, and Joshua Garcia portraying important characters in the series.
Janella as Valentina was announced on November 19.
The project has started its taping in November 2021 at the ABS-CBN Soundstage in Bulacan.