Neil Patrick Harris Talks the End of 'How I Met Your Mother' in 'Out' Magazine

As the series finale of How I Met Your Mother approaches, Neil Patrick Harris is preparing for a new role, starring in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. He appears on Out magazine with even more glitter than the Hedwig poster.

In the magazine, Harris talks about the end of the long-running show and the opportunities it presents: "I won’t ever be able to play someone like Barney again because he’s so unique, but we had over 200 episodes. And my exclusivity deal is done with Fox. So finally I’ll be able to do more porn."

Harris talks about his new role, as well, saying that it has brought up some insecurities within himself.

"Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me," Harris tells the magazine. "I have never thought drag was intoxicating, I’ve never had a fun drunken Halloween in drag, never been in heels, really. I’ve lived my whole life being attracted by masculinity — it’s why I like guys. 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."

Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an East German transgender singer. The story was written by John Cameron Mitchell and will make its Broadway debut with Harris in the lead role this month.

Harris also talks about another upcoming role, in Gone Girl, in the magazine. "We had to rehearse the sex scene with David [Fincher], like every inch of it — 'Then you put your mouth on his dick here, and then this number of thrusts, and then you ejaculate,'" Harris says. "It was weird because we’re technically breaking down the sex scene... And yet, through all of that, the whole 'I’m gay' element was never even thought about."

 

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