FAMOUS: What Jane de Leon wants to tell Coco Martin

Published August 12, 2022, 10:36 AM

by Jeff Fernando

Jane De Leon

Starting Aug. 15, Mars Ravelos “Darna” will replace “FPJs Ang Probinsyano” as it bows out of the Kapamilya Network after seven years.

During a media conference held at the Dolphy Theater, ABS CBN Compound in Quezon City recently, Jane de Leon admits there’s pressure in playing “Darna.”

“Nakaka-pressure naman po kasi kahit sino naman artista na nagkakaroon ng show, gusto pong mapalitan ‘yung slot. Hindi ko naman din po in-expect na ako po ‘yung papalit doon. Hindi ko rin alam ‘yung reaction ngayon ni Coco (Martin). But I am so grateful naman and happy. Ibibigay po namin ang best namin. Hindi pa [kami nakakapag-usap] pero excited akong mag-usap ulit kami ni Coco,” she said.

Janella Salvador

Jane also revealed that the non-renewal of the ABS-CBN franchise affected her and the making of the “Darna” serye.

“Hindi po ako umiyak noon pero siyempre nanghinayang po ako [nung akala ko hindi na matutuloy]. Hindi lang naman po sa pinaghirapan ko, but sa lahat ng pinaghirapan ng staff, ng director and ‘yung mga in-invest din po namin, pero may tiwala po ako kay Lord and may tiwala po ako sa ABS. Katulad po nito, natuloy na ‘yung teleserye,” she added.

Playing important roles with Jane are Iza Calzado as the first Darna and Narda’s mother Leonor; Janella Salvador, Valentina; Zaijian Jaranilla, Darna’s sidekick Ding, and Joshua Garcia, a policeman named Brian.


With only 10 trainees remaining, the competition in the Top Class Bootcamp is only going to get more intense as they continue to fight for the final spots in a bid to fulfill their P-pop dreams.

On the 8th episode of Top Class, the trainees got the chance to showcase their stylish side as they underwent classes with renowned industry practitioners such as SB19’s stylist Mark Ranque, celebrity hair and makeup artist Jay Herrera, and Parcinq Magazine’s Creative Director Rxandy Capinpin.

The trainees also had an “Idol Aura” class with their Dance Mentor, Brian Puspos together with fellow dancers Carlos Serrano III and Aennon Tabungar of Team Package Makers.

After going through a makeover, the trainees had a “Reveal” photoshoot with Rxandy Capinpin himself as the photographer. To top it all off, they performed SB19’s “No Stopping You” for their practical exam, which served as the basis of the third elimination.With six more trainees having their Top class journey cut short, the #TopClass3rdElimination inevitably made everyone involved more emotional.

Trainees Justine, Niko, Dean, Francis, Clyde, and Kenzo were eliminated from the competition. However, right after the elimination, VJ Ai Dela Cruz announced that there will be five wildcard trainees – eliminated trainees that will be given another chance to win the competition.

The day after, Clyde, Dean, E.L., Gab, and Niko were revealed to be the wildcard trainees. Follow the exciting journey of the Top 10 and wildcard trainees! Watch Top Class every Saturday at 5pm on TV5 and daily on Kumu. For viewers outside the Philippines, the show is also available to watch on iWantTFC and Myx Global.