Woody Harrelson, Mike Pence were former classmates at a Presbyterian college; 'Solo' actor recalls VP as a 'very good guy'

"Solo" actor Woody Harrelson revealed that he and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were former classmates at the Presbyterian school in Indiana. Both attended the Hanover College but ended up in different paths.

(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)Woody Harrelson is in the cast of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" from Lucasfilms.

Harrelson said in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night show that he knew the Vice President to be a "very good guy" who was already quite a religious person even then. The actor went on to say that he entered Hanover on Presbyterian scholarship and participated in several church activities as, like Pence, he was also religious.

"I was actually considering being a minister," Harrelson confessed. "And then I just kind of went a different way," he added.

Harrelson recalls that he liked Pence in college but told Kimmel he doesn't know if they will get along now that they are older. The actor maintains that while Pence is still religious, the VP today is a "whole different brand of religious," which Harrelson does not ascribe to.

In a 2013 interview, the actor expressed his dislike for politicians in general. Despite playing a number of roles as a politician in films like "LBJ," "Wag the Dog" and "Game Change" on HBO, Harrelson has an unfavorable view on politics.

"I tend to not like politicians, because it's a subtle form of prostitution," Harrelson said via Details magazine. "It's all synchronized swimming to me. They all kneel and kiss the ring," he added.

Harrelson also admitted to Kimmel that he has shifted in his beliefs after a personal realization that the Bible was man-made. So, he set aside his plans to become a minister in his younger years and went on a different path.

Today, Harrelson practices Kriya Yoga and belongs to the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. He also believes in the Indian guru Paramahansa Yogananda.