Neil Patrick Harrisis showing off his super sexy figure on the cover of Rolling Stone. The actor who is currently starring on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch as a transsexual German glam rocker, discussed his decision to come out and even shared his thoughts on sex. Rolling Stone Magazine here are some highlights from the cover story:
He believes coming out helped — rather than hurt — his career.
“Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever,” Harris says. “Some actors don’t get hired because you can’t look into their soul and see what they’re like, because they’re kept guarded.”
He found coming out to his family more difficult than telling the public.
Harris’ brother, Brian, recalls that the actor took a gradual approach to telling him that he was gay. “It was three conversations,” he said. “First he goes, ‘I just don’t think I’m going to date, really, for a while.’ And he had some bad luck with the girls he dated early on. Probably because he was gay! And then we had a different conversation about how he likes girls, but he kind of likes guys too. And we had another conversation after that: He likes guys.”
After playing the loveable lothario Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, Harris has a huge following of straight guys who abide by Stinson’s “Bro Code.”
Straight dudes can’t seem to stop trying to high-five Harris. They call him Barney, they drop Harold and Kumar references. “So many frat guys,” Burtka says. “It doesn’t seem right, in a way. But it’s very exciting at the same time.”
You ca read the full interview with Neil Patrick Harris in the new issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, on newsstands Friday.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS stars in JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL and STEPHEN TRASK’S HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Previews March 29, Opens April 22. Tickets now on sale!
“THE BEST ROCK MUSICAL EVER!”-Rolling Stone Magazine
Neil Patrick Harris makes his long-awaited return to Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s landmark American musical, directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening).
Heartbreaking, innovative, and wickedly funny, Hedwig has inspired a generation. The show was called “the Best Rock Musical Ever” by Rolling Stone and “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever,” by Time Magazine.
Hedwig is Neil Patrick Harris’ first appearance on Broadway since he starred as The Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald in the 2004 Tony-winning revival of Assassins. His other Broadway credits include Proof and Cabaret. He has been honored with four Emmy Awards.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch has been nominated for 8 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical; Best Actor– Neil Patrick Harris; Best Featured Actress – Lena Hall and Best Direction – Michael Mayer.