Could Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson be related?
Matthew McConaughey wonders if he might actually be related to his good friend Woody Harrelson after a revelation from his mother.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are great friends… but is it possible that they could actually be related?
While appearing on Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast, Matthew McConaughey revealed that his mother let it slip that she had known Woody Harrelson’s father, perhaps even intimately. “In Greece a few years ago, we’re sitting around talking about how close we are and our families,” McConaughey said. “And my mom is there, and she says, ‘Woody, I knew your dad.’ Everyone was aware of the ellipses that my mom left after ‘knew.’ It was a loaded K-N-E-W.“
McConaughey did some digging into his family’s history and discovered that it could be possible. “We went on to unpack what this ‘knew’ meant and did some math and found out that [Harrelson’s] dad was on furlough at the same time that my mom and dad were in their second divorce,” McConaughey explained. “Then there’s possible receipts and places out in West Texas where there might have been a gathering, or a meeting, or a ‘knew’ moment.”
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Although a simple DNA test would answer the question of whether Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are actually related, McConaughey is hesitant to know that information. “Look, it’s a little easier for Woody to say, ‘Come on, let’s do [DNA tests],’ because what’s the skin in it for him?” McConaughey said. “It’s a little harder for me because he’s asking me to take a chance to go, ‘Wait a minute, you’re trying to tell me my dad may not be my dad after 53 years of believing that?’ I got a little more skin in the game.“
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have worked together several times over the course of their career, and they’re set to reunite once more for Brother From Another Mother, a half-hour comedy series developed by David West Read (The Big Door Prize) The series will find the actors playing fictional versions of themselves, but their friendship will be put to the test “when their combined families attempt to live together on Matthew’s ranch in Texas.” The Apple TV+ logline describes the ten-episode series as “a heartfelt odd couple love story revolving around the strange and beautiful bond between Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.”
Do you think Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson could be related?