Woody Harrelson was close friends with Vice President Mike Pence during their days at Hanover College.
“I knew him, yeah. We were both very religious,” Harrelson, 56, told “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday of the infamously conservative VPOTUS. “It was a Presbyterian college at the time, and I was there on a Presbyterian scholarship, and he was involved with the church activities.”
He quipped, “I was actually considering being a minister and then I just kind of went a different way.”
Despite their camaraderie in college, the “Solo” star isn’t quite sure they’d remain close today if given the chance.
“I actually quite liked him. I thought he was a pretty good guy. He’s, you know, very religious. Very committed,” he said. “Seeing as how I’m not quite in that ballpark now, I don’t know how we’d get along, ’cause I think he’s still quite religious and just a whole different brand of religious. That kind of fervor that you really don’t want — that I don’t want.”
Harrelson explained that after studying theology, he began to question the Bible’s teachings and put his religious pursuits on hold to “have 20s and 30s of extreme hedonism.”
It wasn’t the Oscar-nominated actor’s only brush with the current presidential administration.
He revealed on “The Ellen Show” on Monday that he once got high during a dinner with Donald Trump.
“That is true,” he said when host Ellen DeGeneres questioned him about his colorful past with politicians. “It was this dinner he was trying to recruit Jesse Ventura to be his vice presidential running mate for the 2004 Democratic ticket. I don’t imagine his allegiances run deep.”
“I was in the middle of the dinner, and he’s a talker,” Harrelson recalled. “I was finally like, I gotta get out of here and fire up a hooter, and then maybe run back in and I can endure the rest of this.”
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