07:58 PM EDT 08/20/2014
Originally posted 03/12/2014 12:50PM
If playing a flamboyant transgender punk rocker sounds out of character for Neil Patrick Harris, you've got company. The star himself admits his upcoming Broadway role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch pushes him outside of his comfort zone – but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
"Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me," the actor tells Out for its April cover story. "I have never thought drag was intoxicating, I've never had a fun drunken Halloween in drag, never been in heels, really." (Notable exception: he ably accepted the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award in drag in February, although he donned a more traditional tux while attending a gala for the group Monday night.)
"I've lived my whole life being attracted by masculinity – it’s why I like guys," he also tells the magazine. "I'm not a super effete person, and I have to turn into that, and in doing so it brings up a lot of homophobic insecurities within myself."
Originally posted 02/08/2014 10:30AM
Neil Patrick Harris, dressed in a wig, lingerie and red heels, took the stage at Harvard University on Friday to accept the 2014 Man of the Year Award from America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.
Originally posted 01/26/2014 08:45PM
And the award for best Grammy Awards photobomb goes to ... Neil Patrick Harris!
The How I Met Your Mother star, 40, donned his best goofy face as he snuck up behind sweetly smiling newlyweds John Legend and Chrissy Teigen at the awards show Sunday night.
Lucky for him, it seems the couple didn't mind one bit.
"One can only be so lucky to get a nph photobomb," Teigen, 28, captioned the Instagram shot she posted Sunday evening.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 06:55PM
With a handful of episodes left before the cast of How I Met Your Mother go their separate ways, Neil Patrick Harris acknowledges that it's a bittersweet time.
"We're saying the word 'last' a lot more than we ever did," he told PEOPLE on Wednesday during a Television Critics Association set visit. "We knew that it was going to come to an end, but we never really talked about the end, so this season has been filled with a lot of us saying, 'Oh.' "
As Harris and his castmates Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan fielded questions from reporters, both of the actresses said, "You guys really want us to cry."
Originally posted 01/07/2014 02:25PM
Neil Patrick Harris recently took a vacation to Mexico with his family and apparently decided to cap things off by seeing how many ,argaritas he could drink.
Originally posted 11/01/2013 06:00PM
There's a lot more to Twilight than Edward and Bella.
Jackson Rathbone's gilded smirk and arched eyebrow was secretly the best part of the hit vampire series. I mean, have you heard him say "Possibly" in Breaking Dawn? It's great! Anyway, he ate yogurt on YouTube this week (no, really!), poked a little fun at the franchise and proved that yes, Virginia, emo vampires do have a sense of humor.
Plus: Neil Patrick Harris and fiancé David Burtka could not be any cuter with their kids, Pete Wentz got his Miley on (sort of) and more of the most important random things online.
Originally posted 10/29/2013 08:00PM
The coming out process is a very personal one and no one should be pushed into it, says Neil Patrick Harris.
"I don't think doing it in an exploitative way makes sense. I just feel like that whole world is very personal," the actor, 40, said Monday on Huffpost Live. "Here's a good analogy – if you're going to jump into the pool and you're not sure how to swim, it's probably not so effective to just push someone into the pool ... It's probably not the best way."
As for his own journey, Harris, who came out to PEOPLE in 2006, says he didn't want to cover up his love for his now fiancé, David Burtka.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 05:45PM
The actor, David Burtka and their 3-year-old twins all got dressed up in Alice in Wonderland attire for a Halloween party
Originally posted 10/16/2013 12:15PM
Cue the glitter!
Neil Patrick Harris revealed the poster art for his starring role in the upcoming Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch on his Twitter account Tuesday, and it's sure to get tongues wagging.
"Hedwig News! The first ad image was just released, and I get to debut it!" the popular Tony host wrote.
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