Neil Patrick Harris is opening up about his decision to come out as gay back in And so as I started working more frequently, with more eyes on us, I figured that that was inevitability and the opposite would be, again, suppressive. It's a very individual thing. NPH agrees that now the public is more accepting of stars who decide to come out of the closet. I think it's not a good idea Here's a good analogy—if you're going to jump into the pool and you're not sure how to swim, it's probably not so effective to just push someone into the pool
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Wait isn't Barney supposed to be straight? Well, kinda Harris took the role on HIMYM a year before coming out publicly, and there was some speculation if he would get to keep his role as a hard-partying himbo whose conquests with women are legend- wait for it -ary. He did, and the public bought it, but as time wore on and Harris' profile rose by successfully hosting the Tonys and Emmys, the tenor of the character has started to change. On the th episode last night, Barney spent the evening trying to bag a buxom blonde bartender—the Betty Boop version of womanhood that stereotypical straight guys are supposed to lust after. In order to get her, he had to give up his trademark suits.
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Bryant was a singer and spokesperson for orange juice and the Florida Citrus Commission. She fronted a campaign in the late s called Save Our Children that advocated against rules prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, tanking her career in the process. While researching the history, Hodge spent significant time with Bryant in her Oklahoma home, and that element is recounted in the movie.
Harris was even the favourite to take over from David Letterman when the talkshow host announced his retirement this April. MacFarlane, too, has a love of musicals, which makes him a natural ally for Harris as he makes the tricky move from television to the big screen. Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars.