Now, McConaughey has suggested in an interview with the “Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa” podcast that he and Harrelson could actually be brothers.
“You know, where do I start and where does it end, where does it start and where does it end, it’s always been like a fuzzy line,” McConaughey said earlier this week.
“And that’s part of our marital relationship, right? My kids call him Uncle Woody. His kids call me Uncle Matthew and so forth, 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.”
“In Greece a few years ago, we would sit down and talk about how close we and our families were,” McConaughey said. “And my mom is right there, and she’s like, ‘Woody, I knew your dad’… Everyone was familiar with the ovals my mom left after ‘knowing’. It was loaded knowledge.”
“We went to break down what that meant by ‘knew’ and did some math and found out that[Harrelson’s]dad was on vacation at the same time that Mom and Dad were in their second divorce. Then there are the possible receipts and places in West Texas where there might have been a gathering, or a meeting.” , or a “known” moment.
McConaughey added that the couple is “about” to have DNA tests to verify their suspicions, but he was more reluctant than Harrelson in case he found out his father might not be his biological father “after 53 years of believing it.”
The duo appears in the Apple TV+ comedy series “Brother From Another Mother,” a fictionalized depiction of their friendship.
The two actors first met in 1997 while working on Ron Howard’s “EDtv,” though they disagreed about the exact moment.
“There was tequila involved,” McConaughey quipped in a video on his verified YouTube channel.
He recalls first meeting Harrelson in a proper fancy dress costume in San Francisco for “EDtv,” when Harrelson walked in “bike shorts, a pro bike top and still in his pro cycling shoes as he walked the streets of San Francisco.”
Since then, McConaughey and Harrelson have starred in “Surfer, Dude” and in “True Detective” together.
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