Woody Harrelson knew Mike Pence in college, says he ‘quite liked him’ (Video)

Woody Harrelson shared a surprising connection to the current Trump Administration, telling Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday that he knew Vice President Mike Pence when they were both at Hanover College in Indiana.

“I knew him. We were both very religious,” said Harrelson on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “I remember I actually quite liked him. He was a pretty good guy. He’s very religious.”

While that may be a surprising friendship nowadays, back then it made sense: Harrelson was at the Presbyterian-affiliated school on a Presbyterian scholarship. “I was actually considering being a minister,” he said, before admitting what everyone knew: “I just kind of went a different way.”

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CHEERS -- 'Woody Goes Belly Up' Episode 2 -- Air Date 10/03/1985 -- Pictured: Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Woody Harrelson. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
CHEERS -- 'Love Thy Neighbor' Episode 8 -- Air Date 11/21/1985 -- Pictured: (l-r) Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd, Shelley Long as Diane Chambers (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CHEERS -- 'The Book of Samuel' Episode 11 -- Air Date 12/11/1986 -- Pictured: Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Woody Harrelson at the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson at the NBC Affiliates Dinner, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson on the 'Cheers' television set in file photo taken 3/17/86 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Bob Riha Jr/WireImage)
CHEERS -- 'Strange Bedfellows: Part 1' Episode 24 -- Air Date 05/01/1986 -- Pictured: (l-r) Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd, Rhea Perlman as Carla Tortelli (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actors Woody Harrelson and Carol Kane. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 18: Actress Carol Kane and actor Woody Harrelson attending the taping of 'WNBC 60,000 Question' on June 18, 1987 at the Improv in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Woody Harrelson and Judy Royer at the Premiere of 'Cry Freedom', Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Century City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson at the 1987 Toyota Pro-Celebrity Grand Prix Classic, Long Beach Raceway, Long Beach. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson and Carol Kane at the Premiere of 'Amazing Grace and Chuck', Mann's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson at the Premiere of 'Biloxi Blues', Baronet Theater, New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson and date at the Museum of Broadcasting Tribute to Aaron Spelling After Party, Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
QUEBEC, CANADA - FEBRUARY 4: Woody Harrelson attends Pepsi Celebrity Ski Invitational on February 4, 1988 at Mt. Saint Anne in Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CHEERS -- 'Woody for Hire, and Norman of the Apes' Episode 13 -- Air Date 01/07/1988 -- Pictured: (l-r) Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd, Robert Urich as Himself (Photo by Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Woody Harrelson at the Premiere of 'Back To The Future Part 2', Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Century City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson at Spago, Spago, West Hollywood. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson at the Global Problems Conference 'Show Coalition' Rally, Lorimar Studios, Culver City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Woody Harrelson at the Comic Relief 3, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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That “different way” is why Harrelson isn’t expecting the VP to invite him over for dinner anytime soon. “Seeing how I’m not quite in that ballpark now I don’t know how we’d get along,” he continued. “He’s still quite religious, just a whole different brand of religious. That kind of fervor that you really don’t want.”

Watch the video above to hear why Harrelson decided against a life at the church so that he could “have a 20s and 30s of extreme hedonism.”

See photos of Mike Pence through his career:

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Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., Derek Karachner, Ian Slatter, Molly Jurmu, Mark Ahearn.

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Mike Pence, R-Ind., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., talk during the markup of the bill which would establish the Department of Homeland Security.

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(L-R) Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), attorney Floyd Abrams, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and attorney Kenneth Starr speak to reporters in the U.S. Supreme Court Plaza in Washington, D.C., September 8, 2003. Attorneys made arguments during a special session of the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold campaign financing reform law.

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Rep. Mike Pence, new head of the Republican conservative caucus, taken in his Hill office. Includes a bust of Ronald Reagan.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) and Indiana Governor Mike Pence (L) wave to the crowd before addressing the crowd during a campaign stop at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Indiana, July 12, 2016.

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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 07: Mike Pence, R-Ind.

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Pictured: Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) left, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) right, appear on 'Meet the Press' in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010.

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U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 13, 2016.

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President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage with Vice President-elect Mike Pence during a rally in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower on December 15, 2016 in New York City. President-Elect Donald Trump continues to hold meetings with potential members of his cabinet at his office.

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Tim Kaine, 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, left, and Mike Pence, 2016 Republican vice presidential nominee, speak during the vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine arrive at tonight's debate with three main assignments: defend their bosses from attack, try to land a few blows, and avoid any mistakes showing them unfit to be president.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (R) as his wife Karen Pence holds the Bible, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

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Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Chrysler Group LLC and Fiat SpA, left, speaks with Mike Pence, governor of Indiana, at the Chrysler Group transmission plant in Kokomo, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Chrysler Group LLC, the automaker majority owned by Fiat SpA, will invest about $374 million and add 1,250 jobs at Indiana factories to boost output of eight-and nine-speed transmissions.

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UNITED STATES - JULY 25: Mike Pence--IND

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Reps. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., left, and Mike Pence, R-Ind, share a laugh at a rally to support a House resolution, scheduled for a vote Thursday, that would require a list of earmarks and the names of lawmakers sponsoring them to be contained in committee and conference reports. The rally took place on Cannon Terrace.

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US Republican Representative from Indiana Mike Pence, gestures as he speaks during a press conference at the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, 01 April 2007. Pence and a group of US Congressmen are on a visit to the war-torn country.

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Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., makes marks on the House health care bill as House Republicans gathered in the House Republicans Reading Room in the Longworth House Office Building on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.

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U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), thought to be a contender for the 2012 presidential race, also spoke at the rally held on Capitol Hill by Americans for Prosperity in support of spending cuts.

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House Budget chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks with Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., as they arrive for a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the basement of the U.S. Capitol on Monday, July 25, 2011.

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is seen at the 2015 IPL 500 Festival Parade on May 23, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) while Vice President Mike Pence (C) looks on during a luncheon at the Congress of Tomorrow Republican Member Retreat January 26, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Congressional Republicans are gathering for three days to plan their 2017 legislative agenda.

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US Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence dance during the Liberty ball at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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From left, First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Major General Bradley Becker, Vice President Mike Pence, and his wife Karen Pence review the troops following the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

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