Woody Harrelson reveals dad’s bombshell hospital comment that might prove Matthew McConaughey’s his brother

Ever been watching a film or TV show and come to the realization that a particular actor or actress looks like they could be the sibling of another celebrity?

Virtually one hundred times out of one hundred, the people in question aren’t related, of course – they just happen to share a certain look that helped land them a spot in front of a camera.

Yet while Hollywood superstars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson might not look all that alike – though, now that I think about it, they do share similarities – there’s a growing theory that they could well be long-lost siblings.

We should probably add at this point that said theory has been fueled by the actors themselves. You might remember how last month we reported that McConaughey openly discussed the idea that he might be the biological brother of True Detective co-star Harrelson.

Well, Harrelson’s now weighed in on the matter, and his comments hardly appear to dampen the flame of possibility…

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In mid-April, Matthew McConaughey claimed that he and Woody Harrelson might actually be siblings, with his mother having made a revelation that apparently makes the idea impossible to dismiss.

53-year-old Dallas Buyers Club star McConaughey said his mom had opened the door to the possibility when she admitted to knowing Harrelson’s father well, perhaps hinting that the pair could have had intimate relations at some point on the timeline.

McConaughey appeared on Kelly Ripa’s Let’s Talk Off Camera podcast and told how his dear, old mom had dropped the potential bombshell while his and Harrelson’s families were on holiday in Greece together.

“In Greece a few years ago, we’re sitting around talking about how close we are and our families,” McConaughey said.

“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.”

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After that revelation, McConaughey decided to do a little digging to ascertain the truth about his family history. As it turns out, the 53-year-old discovered that while his parents were going through their second divorce, Harrelson’s father was on furlough.

At the time, McConaughey was light on the idea that the two stars would get a DNA test to put the matter to bed once and for all.

“Look, it’s a little easier for Woody to say, ‘Come on, let’s do DNA tests,’ because what’s the skin in it for him?” McConaughey said.

“It’s a little harder for me because he’s asking me to take a chance to go, ‘Wait a minute, you’re trying to tell me my dad may not be my dad after 53 years of believing that?’ I got a little more skin in the game.”

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Harrelson, though, has poured new fuel on the fire, telling Esquire that McConaughey’s father refused to go to the hospital with his mother, Kathleen McCabe. He’s even said to have told her: “That ain’t my son.”

Moreover, Harrelson is far more open to the idea of taking a DNA test to find out the truth.

In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Harrelson said: “We want to go and test, but for him, it’s a much more big deal. I mean he feels like he is losing a father. But I’m like, no, you’re gaining a different father and a brother.”

I for one am a huge fan of both McConaughey and Harrelson and wish them the best of luck moving forward. If you are too, share this article on Facebook.

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