Liza Soberano revealed that she broke down in tears while taping the upcoming Maalaala Mo Kaya episode where she depicted the life of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Liza admitted that she got frustrated when she failed to properly copy Pia's walk.
"Kasi I don't like it when I'm unable to please myself. And I felt like I wasn't able to do the walk properly. So I got pressured and then I started crying."
Liza was also honest to say that she found it difficult to portray Pia.
She reasoned out, "I don't know how she is in real life. I've never met her before that."
However, the 19-year-old actress gained confidence after Pia herself gave her words of encouragement.
Liza narrated, "Sabi niya, 'Kaya mo yan.' Sabi ko naman, 'I don't know how to be as confident as you. I'm not that type of person.'
"Then sabi niya, 'No, Liza. I was never as confident as everybody thought I was before. I just gained the courage when I did Binibining Pilipinas.'
"So I kinda got an insight on how to portray the role."
For the MMK episode, which will air on Saturday, June 3, Liza pointed out that she wore Pia's original Miss Universe sash for her scenes.
In terms of the gowns and outfits, the teen actress wore replicas of Pia's gowns. She even quipped, "Hindi rin po ata kakasiya."
After portraying Pia in MMK, did this convince Liza to try joining beauty pageants?
The new Darna answered, "I don't see it as something I would want to do in the future. I like watching beauty pageants, seeing other people do it.
"Pero for me, I don't think I would ever join a beauty pageant."