Woody Harrelson confirms Matthew McConaughey could be his brother CNN

Woody Harrelson confirms Matthew McConaughey could be his brother CNN

(CNN) — Woody Harrelson confirmed Matthew McConaughey’s claim that they could be brothers, noting during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that “there is some truth to that notion.”

“We want to go and (do a DNA test). It’s a much bigger problem for him than it is for me,” Harrelson said. “I mean… he feels like he’s losing a father. But I tell him no, he’s getting another father and brother.”

Like McConaughey, Harrelson recalled a conversation with “Ma Mac, Matthew’s mother” when she told them she “knew Harrelson’s father….”

“It was crazy. We were in Greece watching Team USA win the World Cup and I mentioned something about regrets,” Harrelson said. “And I said, ‘You know, it’s weird that my dad doesn’t have any regrets.’ And I’ve known Ma Mac for a long time, and she said, ‘I met your father.’ But it was the ellipse that sounded a bit worrying or interesting.”

His break, Harrelson added, was “full of innuendos.” Colbert joked that it might even have been a “significant break.”

Last week, on the podcast “Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa,” McConaughey said that Harrelson’s father was on vacation at the same time his own parents were getting a second divorce, and that his mother and Harrelson’s father could have known in West Texas .

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey have been friends for years and co-starred in the first season of True Detective.

Similarly, Harrelson said to Colbert, “The year of the birth of [Matthew]Nine months earlier, she had taken a sabbatical from her relationship with her alleged father, Jim.”

The True Detective stars will soon be appearing in the Apple TV+ comedy series Brother From Another Mother, a fictionalized account of their own decades-long friendship that began after they met while working on EDtv in 1997 Howard had met Ron.

Harrelson will also star in the HBO series White House Plumbers alongside Justin Theroux, who told Entertainment Tonight he wouldn’t be surprised if McConaughey and Harrelson turned out to be half-brothers. (CNN and HBO share parent company Warner Bros. Discovery.)

“I can’t tell if it’s just his slow Texan and Southern accent or if I think Texas is listed somewhere,” Theroux said. “It’s just a mindset. They’re both wonderfully relaxed the whole time.”

CNN’s Alli Rosenbloom contributed to this report.