Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are best pals, but could they actually be BROTHERS?
One of Hollywood's most beloved bromances involves Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
The pair have starred together twice in EdTV and True Detective and have developed a close friendship over the last 25 years.
There is another upcoming project that will feature them both, and it is certainly an interesting one as they will play fictionalised versions of themselves. The series will allegedly be called Brother From Another Mother.
But, it turns out they might actually be brothers from the same mother!
“You know, where I start and where he ends, and where he starts and I end, has always been like a murky line,” McConaughey said on Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast.
“And that’s part of our bromance, right? My kids call him Uncle Woody. His kids call me Uncle Matthew. And you see pictures of us and my family thinks a lot of pictures of him are me. His family thinks a lot of pictures of me are him.
“In Greece a few years ago, we’re sitting around talking about how close we are and our families. 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.
“We went on to unpack what this ‘knew’ meant and did some math and found out that dad was on furlough at the same time that my mom and dad were in their second divorce. 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.”
Harrelson's father is a notorious convicted hitman, Charles Voyde Harrelson.
McConaughey doesn't want to find out
McConaughey concedes that he doesn't really want to find out as it would mean his father not being his actual father, while nothing would change for Harrelson.
“Look, it’s a little easier for Woody to say, ‘Come on, let’s do ,’ because what’s the skin in it for him?” the Oscar winner explained.
“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.”