Matet de Leon has grown from a cute child star to showbiz industry’s Pambansang Best Friend due to the roles she often portrays in the series and movies she joins in. While others would feel bad and insecure of getting typecast with supporting roles, especially that of a sidekick, Matet says she is fulfilled and satisfied with the projects coming her way. She believes that the audiences are even amused with her trademark best friend character in the small and big screen. But if she gets to bag a lead role, Matet would choose Joross Gamboa to portray as her on-screen best friend.
Unlike parents Christopher de Leon and Superstar Nora Aunor who are two of showbiz’ most renowned drama virtuosos, Matet prefers doing comedy than drama. Her favorite movie of hers as a child star is “1 + 1 = 12 +1”, a comic film about an extended family which she starred in alongside Susan Roces and Eddie Gutierrez in 1987. Since she was a child, Matet has always been teased for her broad forehead but the actress has learned to laugh it off and she confidently denies feeling insecure because of it.
The Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit star has been in the industry for more than three decades but she claims that not even one showbiz guy tried to court her; while she admits having a huge crush on Kapamilya actor Richard Gutierrez. And if she did not make it to showbiz, Matet would have most likely become a doctor.
Now happily married for 15 years and blessed with gorgeous children, Matet considers her family is her piece of heaven on earth.
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