Woody Harrelson Responds to Matthew McConaugheys Claim They May Be

Woody Harrelson Responds to Matthew McConaughey’s Claim They May Be Half Brothers

Woody Harrelson is urging his pal and co-star Matthew McConaughey to help him provide receipts when it comes to their potential family connection.

Harrelson, who appeared on Tuesday’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” corroborated McConaughey’s recent claim that the two actors may in fact be half-brothers. The source of this theory, he explained, came from a group chat he had with McConaughey’s mom, Kay, aka “MawMac.”

“I’m just saying there’s some truth to that thought,” Harrelson said. “We were in Greece watching the US team win the World Cup and, I don’t know, I mentioned something about regret. And I said, ‘You know, it’s weird that my dad doesn’t have any regrets.'”

“I’ve known MawMac for a long time,” he continued. “And she says, ‘I knew … your father.’ And it was the ellipses that I found a little disturbing or interesting.”

Harrelson, whose father was hitman and organized crime killer Charles Voyde Harrelson, described Kay’s break as “full of innuendos.” About nine months before McConaughey was born, she was “on sabbatical from her relationship with his alleged father, Jim,” he added.

Watch a clip of Woody Harrelson’s “Late Show” performance below.

Harrelson and McConaughey have worked together several times, most notably on the 1999 comedy EdTV and HBO’s True Detective. The two actors will be back together in the aptly named AppleTV+ series Brother from Another Mother.

McConaughey first addressed his potential relationship with Harrelson in an appearance on Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast.

“My kids call him Uncle Woody. His kids call me Uncle Matthew,” he said in an episode that aired last week. “And you see pictures of us and my family think a lot of the pictures of him are me. His family thinks a lot of my pictures belong to him.”

It remains to be seen whether the actors’ statements are only intended to advertise their new project. The only way to know for sure, of course, is through a DNA test – something both men have agreed to do.

However, in his conversation with Colbert, Harrelson suggested that McConaughey might be less than thrilled if the test proves they share a father.

“We want to go and test, but for him it’s a much bigger deal because he feels like he’s losing a father,” he said. “I’m like no you gain another dad and brother.”