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Woody Harrelson attends HBO's "White House Plumbers" New York Premiere at 92nd Street Y on April 17, 2023 in New York City. Matthew McConaughey attends the premiere of Illumination's "Sing 2" on December 12, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Woody Harrelson weighed in on the possibility that he and longtime friend Matthew McConaughey could be brothers from the same mother. While appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week (April 18) with Justin Theroux, the crazy revelation of being half-brothers was brought up by the host.

“Well, I’ll just say there is some veracity to that thought,” Harrelson, 61, said. “Because we talked to Ma Mac, Matthew’s legitimate mother.” While vacationing in Greece with both Harrelson and McConaughey’s families, Matthew’s mom Mary let them know of the possibility. “We were watching the U.S. team win the World Cup,” he recalled. “And I don’t know, I mentioned something about regrets. And I said, ‘You know, it’s odd that my father has no regrets.'” That’s when “Ma Mac” told Woody, “‘I knew your father.'”

“It was the ellipses I found a little troubling… or interesting,” Harrelson continued. “That ‘I knew your father.'” He described Mary’s pause to be “filled with innuendo,” the Zombieland actor said. Colbert joked, “A pregnant pause.” By doing the math, Harrelson said the year of McConaughey’s birth was nine months before his. “She was on a sabbatical from her relationship with his supposed father Jim.”

And Harrelson noted that the True Detective actors “want to go and test,” but for Matthew, “it’s a much more big deal. I mean, he feels like he’s losing a father. But I’m like, ‘No, you’re gaining a different father and a brother!”

Watch the interview below:

30 Movies That Turn 20 in 2023

In 2003, comedies and rom-coms reigned supreme. Twenty years later, some of these films are still our go-to feel-good movies. We remember laughing so hard at hilarious flicks like Bruce Almighty, Johnny English and Bringing Down the House. Wholesome family movies like Finding Nemo, Cheaper by the Dozen and Freaky Friday kept us thoroughly entertained. While classics like Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Uptown Girls and 2 Fast 2 Furious are still in our watchlist rotation.

See below 30 great movies that turn 20 in 2023:

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

  • Thirteen

  • Bruce Almighty

  • House of 1000 Corpses

  • Bad Santa

  • Cheaper by the Dozen

  • Uptown Girls

  • The Rundown

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  • Finding Nemo

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

  • 2 Fast 2 Furious

  • Johnny English

  • Honey

  • School of Rock

  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

  • Bulletproof Monk

  • The Cat in the Hat

  • Anger Management

  • What a Girl Wants

  • Daddy Day Care

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

  • Ju-On: The Grudge 2

  • Bringing Down the House

  • Agent Cody Banks

  • Shanghai Knights

  • Freaky Friday

  • Holes

  • Girl with a Pearl Earring

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie

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