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Neil Patrick Harris' 'Straight' Acting Titillates Even Himself


Neil Patrick Harris offered a soundbyte to the Hollywood Reporter reflecting on his coming out and the reactions people have had. He's perhaps one of the best examples that a gay man can play a straight role without any of the oft-predicted career fallout — in fact even he gets off on his love scenes with women.

Says Harris: "There have been very few negative repercussions about my revelations about my personal life, partly because I was on the show already playing Barney, partly because I was very candid with everyone in my work world about my life so it asn't like this big scandalous revelation. It was a nice moment of clarity and exhalation to see that everyone kind of shrugged...there's a lot of people that appreciate that an actor acts," joking, "I made out with Cobie Smulders last week on the show, and when I watched it I got an erection. And she's a chick, you know what I'm saying?"

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I got an erection just watching that clip!

    Posted by: davefromtampa | May 30, 2008 11:49:14 AM

  2. You'll always be Doogie to me. You rock though!

    Posted by: Zach | May 30, 2008 11:53:49 AM

  3. All that, and adorable. Woof City.

    Posted by: JeffRob | May 30, 2008 12:30:51 PM

  4. nph gives me serious bonerage. love me a ginger.

    Posted by: ian | May 30, 2008 12:40:52 PM

  5. Doogie RULES!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 30, 2008 12:48:54 PM

  6. Him saying 'erection' gives me an erection. Neil is HAWT!

    Posted by: Felix | May 30, 2008 1:13:21 PM

  7. NPH - so good to me! I know everyone probably has a story by now, but YEARS ago, he was totally hitting on my at the Banana Republic on Fifth Avenue. I thought he was just being nice, but my friends were like "Doogie was totally hitting on you!" We'll always have The Banana...

    Posted by: | May 30, 2008 7:30:16 PM

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