Actor Woody Harrelson has finally addressed the claims made by his longtime friend and fellow actor Matthew McConaughey that the two might be biological brothers. McConaughey made the revelation in his new memoir, Greenlights, in which he revealed that his mother once told him she and Harrelson’s mother had a romantic relationship in the past.
During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Harrelson was asked about the claim and responded with a laugh, saying, “Well, I haven’t seen the book, I haven’t read it, but I’ve heard about it. I mean, that was news to me.”
Harrelson went on to say that while he and McConaughey have been close friends for many years, he was not aware of any previous romantic relationship between their mothers.
“I’m not sure if it’s true or not, but I just love the idea of it,” Harrelson said. “It would be kind of great to find out that I have a brother, you know? That would be wonderful.”
Despite the humorous tone of Harrelson’s comments, McConaughey’s revelation has sparked speculation and curiosity among fans and the media. The actor himself has said that he does not know if the claim is true, but that he is open to the possibility and would like to investigate further.
In his memoir, McConaughey wrote that his mother, Kay, revealed the alleged relationship with Harrelson’s mother, Diane, in a phone call during the early 2000s. He said that he was initially shocked by the news, but later found it to be “a beautiful sentiment.”
The claim has not been confirmed by either Harrelson or his mother, and it is unclear if any DNA testing has been done to determine whether the two actors are indeed biological brothers.
Harrelson and McConaughey have been friends for over three decades, first meeting on the set of the 1993 film, “Edtv,” and going on to co-star in the first season of the hit HBO series, “True Detective.”
Regardless of whether the claim is true or not, the two actors’ friendship remains strong, and Harrelson seems to be taking the news in stride. As he said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, “I’ll have to look into it.”