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Neil Patrick Harris Tells the Interesting Story Behind His Casting in 'Harold & Kumar' Movie

Neil Patrick Harris Tells the Interesting Story Behind His Casting in 'Harold & Kumar' Movie

Neil Patrick Harris made an iconic cameo as a version of himself in the 2004 movie Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and now he’s opening up about the funny story behind his casting.

The 49-year-old actor played an exaggerated version of himself in the first movie and then reprised the role for the two sequels.

NPH opened up about Harold & Kumar for a new GQ video feature in which he broken down his most iconic characters.

Click inside to find out what he said…

Harold and Kumar was very strange. I was living in Los Angeles and I got a phone call from a friend that said ‘I’m auditioning for this movie that you’re in,’ and I had no idea what he was talking about,” Neil said.

He continued, “I was not in any movie. And he said yeah, this ‘Harold and Kumar Get The Munchies’ or something it was called at the time I think, and that made no sense. And, so I said, ‘Are you being serious or are you joking?’ and he said, ‘Are you not aware you’ve been written into a movie like a crazy version of you?’ And so then I kinda panicked because I didn’t want to be the ass of a joke… like who’s going to play me? So I called my agent. So they sent me the script and it was really funny I was flattered to be honest. My only demand was that I would sign up and they wouldn’t rewrite it and change it.”

Watch the video below!

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