‘Harold & Kumar’ Star Melissa Ordway Talks Stripping Down For Neil Patrick Harris

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Stripping down for a movie scene is tough but it’s even tougher when you’re doing it in front of one of your biggest idols — just ask Melissa Ordway!

She currently stars as Gracie, a naive Rockette who falls for Neil Patrick Harris (playing an exaggerated version of himself), in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Although Ordway previously worked with NPH on his hit show How I Met Your Mother, the young starlet told Celebuzz that she was still a little shaken up when she had to undress for the legendary actor.

“I was very nervous,” Melissa said, “It’s always nerve-racking to not have a lot of clothes on in front of a group of people, especially someone that you are a fan of!”

“But everyone was really nice. Neil made me feel good about it so everyone made me really comfortable. The nerves went away after the first take.”

Not only did Neil help Melissa relax, but he couldn’t stop making her break out of character!

“It was difficult for me not to laugh during the scenes because he is so talented and hilarious,” she added. “I would just sit there and crack up! Some of the things that come out of his mouth aren’t even on the script and they’re hilarious!”

But NPH isn’t the only Hollywood hunk that Ordway is getting cozy with on-screen! In the new sci-fi thriller In Time, Melissa plays a prostitute who gets involved with Cillian Murphy.

“I play a 60 year old prostitute — which is another classy role,” Melissa jokes, “Luckily, I’m a fully clothed prostitute! I just look a little rough around the edges.”

Check out Melissa stripping down for Neil Patrick Harris in the Harold & Kumar trailer above! Don’t forget to catch the movie in theaters November 4.