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Neil Patrick Harris: EW's Hollywood Survival Guide!

Neil Patrick Harris: EW's Hollywood Survival Guide!

Neil Patrick Harris covers Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue, on newsstands Friday (September 23).

Here’s what the 38-year-old How I Met Your Mother star had to share with the mag:

On being openly gay in Hollywood: “It was not this big secret that I was trying to keep. We crafted a statement that seemed appropriate and empowering, and then we let the cards fall where they may. I wanted to be honest about things. I was admittedly concerned about the public’s reaction, and I must say, the indifference that most people expressed was the greatest reaction of all—and a reflection of a nicely evolving culture. I enjoy that I can tweet pictures of my babies, 11-month-old twins Gideon and Harper, in the morning, then don the Barney suit and make out with a couple of chicks in the afternoon, and no one bats an eye.”

On how to make it in showbiz: “[I]t’s required perseverance, perspective, and a dedication to the craft to go all the way from ‘the kid who played Doogie’ to ‘the guy who played Doogie and now wears suits all the time.’”

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  • Kashy

    love him on How I met My mother..:)…

    Best buy giving away 1,000 giftcards becuz they laid off 1,300 people, but 4 next 24 hrs ONLY..shit i got 3..lmao

  • dina

    soooooooooo booooring…………..always the same in hollywood:
    oh you are gay?!………whats the deal…who cares???…….im wondering why one gets soo huge headlines just because of his or hers sexuality………in europe its no big deal…………a least you dont become famous for that!…………lets talk about the problem that hollywood has NOOOO ideas for movies….isnt it boring to watch remakes over and over again with *so called actors/musiciens* …………..why not invest the thwron away money for a contest: maybe for new talents with finally NEW ideas for GOOD movies……….i dont wanna see the next pretty woman remake!!!…………… you?

  • stream

    honest dude: “On how to make it in showbiz: “[I]t’s required perseverance, perspective, and a dedication to the craft”. Craft as in witchcraft.

  • Pepper

    ah Doogie was forced out as most know and since not leading man type, didn’t really matter

  • theoracle

    Hey Doogie, That was our Idea..


    We wrote an ebook called ‘Hollywood Survival Guide’

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