Woody Harrelson Says He And Mike Pence Were College Buddies: 'I Actually Quite Liked Him'
Woody Harrelson reminisced about his college days and revealed that he was friends with the current U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, during a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Harrelson stopped by the show on Tuesday and reminisced about the good old days with friend Willie Nelson, when Kimmel asked him about another pal of his from college. The talk show host wondered if the actor ever crossed paths with Pence when they attended the same school.
The Solo actor went to Hanover College in Indiana, which during his time, was still a Presbyterian College. Pence attended the same college the same time as the actor and Kimmel asked about his relationship with the vice president then. Harrelson admitted that he knew Pence because they both studied theology in the early 1980s.
"We were both very religious...I was there on a Presbyterian scholarship and [Pence] was involved with the church activities," Harrelson tells Kimmel in the video below.
Harrelson tells Kimmel that he initially considered being a minister before he "went a different way." As for his opinion on Pence, the Hunger Games actor said that Pence was a "pretty good guy."
"I actually quite liked him. You know, he's very," the 56-year old continues, searching for the right words, "religious. Very committed."
However, Harrelson admits that he does not know how his relationship with Pence stands now.
"Seeing as I'm not quite in that ballpark now, I don't know how we'd get along, because I think he's still quite... religious," The Zombieland star adds.
Pence and Harrelson do not really see eye-to-eye when it comes to their opinions on the use and possession of illegal drugs. The actor has been vocal about his penchant for smoking marijuana. He even opened up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that he smoked pot again after quitting for several years.
Meanwhile, the 58-year-old Pence has been a long-time advocate against the possession and use of illegal drugs. He has described himself as a Christian and a conservative Republican who is a long-time crusader in the war on drugs. Pence even argued on the reduction of penalties for marijuana possession.
"That kind of fervor that you really don't want - that I don't want," Harrelson says about Pence being a "whole different brand of religious," to the amusement of the audience.
Harrelson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about his upcoming film, Solo: A Star Wars Story which tells the origin of the iconic character Han Solo.