Neil Patrick Harris In Out Magazine: 'Hedwig' Experience Brings Up 'Homophobic Insecurities'

Neil Patrick Harris came out as gay in 2006, but the "How I Met Your Mother" star says that hasn't had any impact on his longstanding appeal among female fans.

"I’ve found that a lot of girls have no issue with me being gay," Harris, 40, tells Out magazine's Aaron Hicklin. "They still want to marry me. And I love that.”

In the new interview, Harris also speaks about his forthcoming return to the Broadway stage in the rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," in which he'll play the titular character, a transgender glam rock singer from East Germany.

Check out one of Michael Muller's photos from the Out shoot, then scroll down to keep reading:
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"Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me,” Harris, who was previously seen on Broadway in "Cabaret" and "Assassins," says of the experience so far. “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."

He then added, "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.”

Check out Hickin's full interview with Harris here, and take a look at Muller's exclusive portfolio of photos of the actor here.



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