Woody Harrelson just, during an interview with Esquire, shared a new piece of evidence in support of his assertion that he and actor Matthew McConaughey could be brothers.
That evidence is that, when Matthew McConaughey was born in 1969, his father told his mother “That ain’t my son” and then refused to go to the hospital with her for Matthew McConaughey’s birth. Esquire, reporting on that and adding a bit of context, said (emphasis ours):
In the latest episode of Esquire’s “Explain This,” our newest digital cover stars Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux address the coincidence of Harrelson and McConaughey’s familiar timelines overlapping while promoting their upcoming HBO series, White House Plumbers. “I don’t know because we haven’t done the testing,” Harrelson explains, “but I can say that there’s a lot of almost insane coincidences. His mom had a relationship with my dad right around the time he was conceived. That seems like a big coincidence.”
McConaughey’s father also told his mother that he wasn’t going to the hospital the day of his birth, Harrelson alleges, because he told her, “that ain’t my son.” Previously, McConaughey said that he was more hesitant to take the DNA test than Harrelson because he didn’t want to know if his father wasn’t his real biological parent, “after 53 years of believing that.” Even if we never know for sure, Harrelson and McConaughey—at least in spirit—are brothers enough in our book.
Harrelson commented on McConaughey’s reluctance to take a DNA test when speaking to late-night show host Stephen Colbert, saying, “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.”
McConaughey has spoken on the matter as well, telling Kelly Ripa on her SiriusXM “Let’s Talk Off Camera” podcast that his mom told Harrelson she “knew” his dad, saying:
“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 [Harrelson’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.”
McConaughey’s father died in 1992 and married McConaughey’s mom three different times during their tumultous relationship. Charles Harrelson, Woody Harrelson’s father, died in prison in 2007 while serving a life sentence for murder.
Woody Harrelson has also made waves by tearing into Big Pharma, saying during a SNL monologue that they were “the biggest drug cartels in the world.” In his words:
“The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes, and people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over. I threw the script away. I mean, who is going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day long.”
Commenting on that monologue and the fallout from it to Esquire in the interview, he said, “People told me it was, shall we say, trending. I don’t look at that shit. I feel like, I said it on SNL. I don’t need to go further with it…other than to say—well, no, I won’t. Never mind. That’s enough.…But it don’t change my life one bit. Not one bit, if the mainstream media wants to have a go at you, right? My life is still wonderful.”
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