Neil Patrick Harris may seem like the world’s biggest sweetheart, but he won’t hesitate to curse at a fan who interrupts him during a performance. Wait, what? That’s not what really happened.
While many sites are reporting that Neil had a few choice words for a theater goer who yelled “I love you, Neil!” during a Saturday performance of the show Neil’s currently starring in, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, they’re not getting the story quite right, according to Gossip Cop. As it turns out, it wasn’t Neil who cursed at the theater patron — it was his character.
After the fan made the offending comment, Neil yelled back, “I’m doing something up here, motherf—ker,” which is exactly how Neil’s Hedwig would respond to an interruption.
“The response to the fan yelling was actually done in character — Neil as Hedwig, not as though Neil stopped the show to respond out of character,” a rep for the actor said. “When the fan initially yelled, ‘I love you, Neil!’ Neil (as Hedwig) then responded, ‘Who’s Neil? I’m not Neil.’ He then looked over at Yitzhak (played by Lena Hall) and said, ‘Are you Neil? You better not be Neil’ followed by Hedwig then offering the quote in question.”
“It was all done in good fun, and fully in context of the show,” his rep continued. “The audience went crazy and it really was a light-hearted moment, which is not being properly contextualized in any of these various posts.”
So either what Neil’s rep is saying is true, or he’s still upset about the way How I Met Your Mother ended. It’s fine, Neil — we’re still bitter, too. We can get through this together!
Source: Gossip Cop