Neil Patrick Harris is usually brimming with confidence and rightfully so.
Whether being legendary on How I Met Your Mother or magical hosting the Tonys, NPH always nails it!
But his titular role in Hedwig And The Angry Inch is actually a little tricky for Neil. Why? Well, frankly, it's kind of a drag. He says:
"Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me. 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."
Wow, we never thought we'd hear Neil Patrick Harris admitting to homophobia! So surreal! But is homophobia the right word for what he's feeling?
The truth is there are two SEXES but there are as many GENDERS as there are people. And coming face to face with the limitations of your own can sometimes be tricky.
Whether it's using power tools or applying eyeliner, everyone has things they just don't feel belong to them. And that's OK. We all have to be who we are.
But Neil is an actor, and a darn good one. So we're sure he'll find the aspect of the role that's NPH-balanced!
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