Matthew McConaughey’s Comment About Woody Harrelson Is Turning Heads

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Matthew McConaughey says Woody Harrelson isn’t simply a close friend, but there’s a chance the two actors are related by blood.

McConaughey said, “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,” the actor explained.

During an appearance on Kelly Ripa’s “Let’s Talk Off Camera” podcast, McConaughey said, “You know, where I start and where he ends, and where he starts and I end, has always been like a murky line.”

“And that’s part of our bromance, right? My kids call him Uncle Woody,” he explained.

“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.”

“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. 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.”

“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.”