Mayim Bialik Says She And Neil Patrick Harris Stopped Talking After 'Rent' Diss

The "Jeopardy!" host and "How I Met Your Mother" star were friends until Bialik went to see him perform in the musical.

“Jeopardy!” interim host Mayim Bialik was explaining her dislike of musicals Tuesday on “The Late Late Show” when she recalled her falling-out with Neil Patrick Harris after he performed in “Rent” in the 1990s. (Watch the interview below.)

Bialik and her boyfriend went to see Harris, then a friend, in the production. When the show got a standing ovation, an underwhelmed Bialik said she turned to her companion and said: “I don’t want to stand for this.”

Harris was looking right at her and “reading my lips,” she told host James Corden. When she went backstage after the play, sure enough, Harris asked: “Why did you say you weren’t going to stand up?”

“I did not have a good answer,” the former “Big Bang Theory” star recalled. “We didn’t speak for a long time.”

Harris, the “Doogie Howser M.D.” and “How I Met Your Mother” actor, eventually said he forgave her and sent flowers when he heard Bialik was carrying guilt about the incident, she said.

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