Janella Salvador (MNS photo)

MANILA, Aug 19 (Mabuhay) — Actress Janella Salvador claimed that accepting the role of Valentina in the ABS-CBN’s latest series “Mars Ravelo’s Darna” is one of the best decisions she made in her life.

“I actually had second thoughts. At first pinag-isipan ko muna kasi obviously I’ve never done a role like this before. Usually ang roles na ginagawa ko, ako ang inaapi or mabait, ganyan,”  Janella, who also plays Valentina’s human alter ego Regina, a lawyer and vlogger, said in an interview with Star Magic’s Inside News.

My first time time do something like this na I’m like super villain, so pinag-isipan ko siya mabuti. At naisip ko why not? And it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m really enjoying being Regina and Valentina,” she added.

Salvador said he watched video clips from previous Darna projts to prepare for her role, which was also played by the late Cherie Gil.

“Siguro one of the most iconic Valentinas that I want to meet sana but sadly she passed away, was Ms. Cherie Gil. I really, really want to meet her and I think she was one of the best Valentinas,” Salvador said.

Aside from her role, Salvador also talked about her experience working with the show’s lead star, Jane De Leon.

“Actually with Jane lang personally, hindi kami agad-agad naging close rin kasi we are both introverts but we really made an effort to bond with each other, we worked on it talaga. And I really want to get to know her din kasi siyempre magkakasama kami rito so kailangang maging okay. At okay talaga kami. Like I said nagba-bonding kami. We watch movies together, tapos nagfu-food trip kami after taping, okay naman so far. Pareho kaming old soul. Mahilig din siya sa old songs, old movies,” Salvador said. (MNS)