Matet de Leon is tagged as the 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.
In her current series, Nang Ngumiti ang Langit, Matet plays the role of Ruth, the best friend of Ella (Kaye Abad). Among all the lead actresses she worked with side-by-side, her on-screen friendship with Andeng (Bea Alonzo) went beyond the cameras.
In real life, Matet describes a true friend as a great listener and shows concern even through scolding and giving constructive criticisms. She considers her husband, Mickey Estrada, and siblings as her real-life best friends; and she keeps an honest and open communication with them even if it results to quarrel at times.
She and her siblings made a pact that they must organize a mini reunion at Lotlot’s house once a month. Talking about her husband, Mickey, Matet says they are not the kind of couple who gets too clingy all the time as they value each other’s privacy; theirs is just the right kind of balance of sweetness and personal space.
Matet never heard Mickey blurt out comments about her physical appearance especially her weight gain; and she sees it as a manifestation that Mickey’s love for her goes beyond the superficial attributes. After fifteen years of marriage, Matet and Mickey still remain strong as a couple and Matet thinks that going on constant dates help them maintain the fire in their relationship.
It has always been known to showbiz that Matet is an adopted kid of Nora Aunor and veteran actor Christopher de Leon; and this, according to Matet, gives her, and her siblings, a lot of pressure sometimes. The world has so many expectations and people have always been on the look-out of their actions. The worse things is others would put the blame on their parents every time they make a wrong move or mistakes.
More so, Matet urges the public to stop assuming that they can outdo the acting prowess of their parents; adding that Nora and Christopher are two of showbiz’ most renowned drama virtuosos and their legacy is difficult to match. In fact, unlike her parents, Matet would rather prefer doing comedy than drama.