Janine Gutierrez had this answer when asked if she open to playing Valentina, the mortal enemy of Darna.
Although there has been no confirmation to the rumors that Janine Gutierrez could be playing the iconic villain Valentina to Jane de Leon’s Darna, the actress has no qualms doing it if such an offer comes her way.
As rumors of Janine Gutierrez’s transfer to ABS-CBN swirled in late 2020, so too did the speculation of her supposed casting as the iconic villain Valentina in the Kapamilya network’s adaptation of Mars Ravelo’s “Darna.”
Janine stated that she’s always been a fan of Darna just like everybody else.
“It’s so interesting to me, kasi, of course, I’m a fan of Darna, I’m a fan of all the old films”
Gutierrez recalled that as a child, she watched her grandmother, music icon Pilita Corrales, as Valentina in a movie.
“Siyempre, flattered ako na nakikita ako ng ibang tao na mapasama sa ganoong klaseng proyekto. I don’t know, we’ll see,” she said.
But then, Janine is not sure yet if she will be joining the cast of Darna.
What is certain, Gutierrez said, is that she is joining the Sunday concert variety show “ASAP Natin ‘To” as co-host, and will star in a teleserye by Dreamscape Entertainment (“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “The General’s Daughter”) in “the very near future.” She will also topbill a movie under Star Cinema.
ABS-CBN’s “Darna” adaptation is currently in development as a TV series.
After the movie version helmed by Jerrold Tarog and also starring de Leon postponed
Indefinitely due to the pandemic. Tarog is not directing the series, he has said, citing conflicting schedules.
ABS-CBN announced Janine as its newest star on January 15. Before this, Janine was a GMA talent.