Matthew McConaughey revealed in a new interview that he set his mom, Mary Kathlene McCabe, up on a date with Hugh Grant’s dad, James Grant.
“His father’s 91, my mother’s 88,” McConaughey told Entertainment Tonight. “Yeah, why not? Next week, they’re supposed to meet, and we probably won’t see them for the rest of the night.”
“We did set them up and it was red hot,” joked Grant. “Brilliant.”
When interviewer Rachel Smith told McConaughey matchmaking could be his “new empire,” the actor cracked, “They have to be over 85.”
McConaughey and Grant, who star in the new film The Gentlemen together, had previously joked about setting their parents up in an interview with Mashable last month.
“Would your 87-year-old mom like a nice 91-year-old Englishman?” Grant asked his co-star. “Oh, she’s still married?”
“No, no,” McConaughey said. “Pop moved on in ’92. And then her second man of 19 years just moved on two years ago, so she’s single and vital.”
“We should take this up!” Grant decided.
“Here we go,” McConaughey replied. “Another way of working together, Hugh.”