After almost two years of being away from the Kapamilya network, Christopher de Leon is back with his The Godfather-type of role in Padre De Pamilya. He plays a governor/head of an organized crime dynasty who’ll wreak havoc on the lives of Piolo Pascual and Jericho Rosales in the story. “Mas na-appreciate ko yung storya ngayon na nakwento sa akin ng detalyado. Kaya medyo kinabahan ako konti. Very challenging for me lalo na ngayon naghahanap ako ng meatier roles that I could work on. This is one of them,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph after the story con of Padre De Pamilya last September 23.
As a board member in the second district of Batangas, Christopher is excited to share his know-how in the political arena with the creators of the soap. “Luckily, I am a government official now. I know the ins and outs in politics pati na yung kalakaran sa probinsya. So hopefully, I can do justice dun sa ibibigay sa akin na role. I have to talk to the writers with regards dun sa sistema ng pamumuno at the same time para yung character ko mas malinis at makatotohanan talaga.”
The multi-awarded actor is also happy to be working again with Piolo (whom he worked with for Lovers In Paris) and Jericho Rosales (Kahit Isang Saglit). “It’s a big opportunity to work with such talented artists, and this time pareho ko silang makakasama sa isang soap. Medyo matindi yung gagawing naming proyekto, ang daming surprising twists yung story, ang daming locations. It’s a good vehicle for Piolo, Jericho, Maricar (Reyes) and myself. Yung role ko mala-godfather type. It’s going to be fun and exciting.”
After many years in showbiz, Christopher feels blessed when told that he has always brought a sense of prestige to every teleserye that he is part of. “Thank you. Thank God for that. So far I’ve been very lucky. I thank ABS-CBN for getting me again for this project. This is going to be something to look forward to.”
The fact that he managed to maintain a good physique through the years is actually a result of hard work and positive outlook. “I don’t eat pork and other fatty foods. Medyo we're not getting any younger. And then I go to the gym, scuba dive, and play basketball. More importantly, just be closer to your Maker, enjoy life, and have fun,” Christopher added.