Liza Soberano said she’s aware that her first “Darna!” battle cry drew flak from netizens saying that she pronounced it the wrong way.
“Ginulat ako ni Ate Toni.
“Kasi, as much as possible, gusto ko yung unang dinig nila ng pagsigaw ko ng Darna, pag yung movie na po mismo," said Liza, who's topbilling Star Cinema's movie adaptation of Mars Ravelos's comics Darna.
Liza was interviewed by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters at the trade launch of Megapro Plus, held last night, June 15, at Luxent Hotel, Quezon City.
It was on ABS-CBN’s variety show ASAP, last Sunday, June 11, when Liza was asked to give a sample of her “Darna!” battle cry by co-mainstay Toni Gonzaga.
After congratulating Liza for her latest feat, Toni gave this request: “Isang sigaw naman, isang sigaw, ready, go!”
Speaking with her American accent, Liza shouted, “Darna!”
The video clip of her first “Darna!” battle cry made rounds online, with netizens noting that it sounded like “Darnaugh!”
But despite the negative feedback about her portraying the iconic Pinoy superheroine, Liza said she’s determined to prove her naysayers wrong.
Asked about her current state of mind, Liza told PEP, “Well, of course, I’m happy.
"At first, when they announced na ako yung magda-Darna, I was very overwhelmed.
“And of course, there are some good opinions, there are some who don’t agree.
“But, you know, I have to respect everybody’s mind.”
The 19-year-old Kapamilya actress continued, “If they don’t think I’m the right one to be Darna, then so be it. I respect that.
“But I still want to prove to everybody that I am the right one to be Darna—that I can do it, that I’m trying to do my best.”
Will she consider using her own voice for her “Darna!” battle cry?
Liza answered simply, “Well, hindi ko po siya pinapraktis.
“Nahihiya ako sa sarili ko na i-practice siya kasi hindi ko pa alam kung anong tamang way talaga.
“But, if they tell me na ako talaga yung sisigaw ng Darna, then I will do it.”
Below are the mixed reactions of netizens about Liza as Darna:
Watch niyo si Liza Soberano magshout ng "Darna!". She was like "Darrrrnuh!". Ermergerd. https://t.co/fqEmkpQrsC— Gabriela (@GarbyelaMae) June 11, 2017
Liza Soberano as Darna?— lois; (@paynometric) June 6, 2017
L: "Ding can you make abot the bato?"
D: "Wait lang po!"
L:"I don't want na, I'm shy na."
dont get me wrong liza soberano is cute and all but she doesn't??? look like???? darna??? to me????— ??@hell in general (@trashboatTsukki) June 5, 2017
Napakaganda ni Liza Soberano ???????????? Aka Darna!!! ??????????? Omg!! ?????????????????— bel (@JobelleFrncsco) June 5, 2017