Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have been making headlines recently with their suspicions that they might be real-life brothers. This revelation came to light as the two actors reunited for a new Apple TV+ comedy series titled "Brother From Another Mother." While the title of the show was initially seen as a nod to the long-standing friendship between the two actors, McConaughey dropped a bombshell during an interview with Kelly Ripa on her 'Let's Talk Off Camera' podcast.He queried if there was a familial link between himself and Harrelson, due to the disclosure that McConaughey's mom was associated with Harrelson's dad, possibly intimately.
According to McConaughey, the line between him and Harrelson has always been murky, and this is part of their bromance. They are so close that their kids call each other Uncle Woody and Uncle Matthew, and sometimes their families can't even tell them apart in photos. However, during a trip to Greece a few years ago, McConaughey's mother dropped a bombshell. She said, "Woody, I knew your dad." Everyone was aware of the ellipses that McConaughey's mother left after "knew." It was a loaded K-N-E-W.
This discovery caused McConaughey to look into his family history. He mentioned that he and Harrelson conducted a calculation and realized Harrelson's father was on leave at the same time as McConaughey's parents were in their second divorce. There were also potential records and places in West Texas where there could have been a meeting, or a "knew" moment. Although the performers have not taken a DNA test to receive evidence about the potential family tie between them, McConaughey revealed that he was somewhat reticent to do so. He said that it would be easier for Harrelson to ask for a DNA test because there was nothing at stake for him. However, McConaughey had more skin in the game because he didn't want to find out after 53 years that his dad might not be his biological father.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding their family connection, McConaughey and Harrelson have remained close friends over the years. They first met in the early '90s when they were both struggling young actors in Hollywood. They hit it off right away and have been tight ever since.They have starred in several movies together, including "EdTV," "Surfer, Dude," and the first season of "True Detective."
Their new Apple TV+ comedy series, "Brother From Another Mother," is a testament to their enduring friendship. The series follows two best friends who discover that they were switched at birth and are actually each other's biological father. It's a hilarious premise that is sure to delight fans of the two actors.
In addition to their new series, both actors have been occupied with their own individual careers. McConaughey recently released his memoir, "Greenlights," which has been receiving rave reviews. He has also been cast in various upcoming films, including "The Gentlemen" and "Sing 2."Harrelson, on the other hand, has been busy filming "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" and will soon be seen in the highly anticipated "The French Dispatch." He has also been cast in the upcoming Marvel series "Secret Invasion."
Despite their busy schedules, McConaughey and Harrelson have managed to maintain their close friendship over the years. They are often seen hanging out together, whether it's at a basketball game or a charity event. Their bond is a testament to the power of true friendship, and fans can't wait to see what they'll do next.