Neil Patrick Harris Get Glittery And Glam As He Talks ‘Hedwig’ With ‘Out Magazine’

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka share their love story.
Glitter, glitter everywhere–and most of it on Neil Patrick Harris.

The How I Met Your Mother star has most of that glitter on him in this month’s Out Magazine. So, you are all aware that he’s playing the title character in the Broadway version of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, right? Good.

Now, do you know anything about Hedwig? It’s a musical tells the story of a band’s East German transgender singer, played by Neil. It’s going to be magical, but Neil is dealing with a lot to play him. 

“Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me,” Neil told Out. “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.”

I appreciate that Neil is willing to talk about all of this. Guys, if you can get to New York and see this show, go see it! As Out Magazine puts it, this is the true “metamorphosis” of Neil Patrick Harris. Check out all the photos from his glittery/glam photo shoot in the gallery, and head to Out Magazine for the rest of his interview.