Maury Povich wants to confirm whether or not Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are half-brothers.
During a recent interview with McConaughey, E! News shared a video message from Povich, in which the former “Maury” host told the actor that he “would come out of retirement” to give him and Harrelson a DNA test.
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“We could do primetime, ‘DNA: Maury’s Back With Woody and Matthew.’ I’ll even get my showtime color back in my hair,” Povich said in the video. “Woody’s got my number. I’m ready.”
The retired television personality, known for his signature “you are not the father” phrase, conducted DNA tests on his eponymous talk show “Maury,” which aired from 1991 to 2022.
McConaughey, who was promoting his debut children’s picture book “Just Because” on E! News, said in response to the clip, “I don’t know if we’re going to be calling you to do it on your show, but I like the way you’re thinking.”
Earlier this year, McConaughey revealed on Kelly Ripa’s “Let’s Talk Off Camera” podcast that he’s been questioning whether Harrelson is actually related to him.
“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.”
While McConaughey believes Harrelson would be more inclined to take a DNA test, he himself is less enthusiastic about the idea.
“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?’ McConaughey explained. “I got a little more skin in the game.”
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