Real-life 'Brother From Another Mother?'
On their upcoming Apple TV+ series, "Brother From Another Mother," longtime pals Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey play fictionalized versions of themselves in an "odd couple love story revolving around the strange and beautiful bond" between them. But as Matthew revealed this week on Kelly Ripa's podcast this week, the "brother" part might not be fiction, after all. It seems Matthew's mother recently made a cryptic comment about having known Woody's dad way back when — and the Texas-born actors think she may have been referring to an intimate relationship.
"You know, where I start and where he ends, and where he starts and I end, has always been like a murky line," Matthew said on the April 11 edition of "Let's Talk Off Camera" (via Variety). "And that's part of our bromance, right? My kids call him Uncle Woody. 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." Matthew continued: "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. We went on to unpack what this 'knew' meant and did some math and found out that [Woody'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." Matthew, 53, and Woody, 61, haven't decided if they'll take a DNA test, Matthew said, mostly because the man he knows as his father is still living. Woody's dad, Charles Harrelson, died in 2007 in prison, where he was serving time for murder.
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