Neil Patrick Harris On Sleep No More, Hedwig And HIMYM’s Impending End
Everyone’s very excited about Hedwig. How did you end up choosing to take on that role? It was pretty ground-breaking back in the early 2000s.
I was a fan of the part and they sort of circled around towards me, two, three years ago. I was very interested, but said I couldn’t do it because of time constraints. I could’ve probably started first preview the day that I wrapped HIMYM, and then went all the way until we started next season. But you’re so burnt by a whole season of HIMYM that you just need a little time to just decompress, so it didn’t feel like anyone would have won in that design. They were willing to wait.
How does it feel to be ending HIMYM after 9 years?
It feels great! I mean, it feels not great to be ending it, but I think it ran its course in a perfect way and I think this final season has been a joy to do and I’m glad that the audience members and fans are watching it.
Are you planning to do more theater in the future or do you think you’ll start focusing more on film?
Film, no, I don’t really think that far ahead. I know I’m booked until next October [laughs]. I have to think a little bit ahead. No, I’ve got so much on the plate at the moment and all of it is amazing stuff, but I don’t have any bigger, larger master plan just yet.
Are you staying in New York?
I’ll be home basing in New York. Gotta put my kids in school somewhere.
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