Hollyscoop caught up with “How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris yesterday as he promoted his latest flick Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.
The actor, who plays an alpha male character on the show, said his job wasn’t at risk when the rumors about his sexuality began to surface on the Internet.
"I think it's a good place that we live in and a time that we live in now that people are sort of nonplussed by the whole thing. Most importantly, CBS and FOX and Carter and Craig didn't even bat an eye. They didn't make it more of a ladies' man to sort of counter balance any rumors or stories. They didn't shy away from anything, they just sort of kept writing Barney as Barney. And they knew all about me and my boyfriends from the pilot on."
Neil went on to talk about the bloggers who bashed his sexuality. “There was no real scrutiny until the bloggers started in. And I wasn't keeping anything from anyone there, so it was all business as usual for us. It's nice to know that people heard the information, kind of shrugged about it, and then kept watching the show as it is. I don't play him any differently than I exist as myself. I'm not a crazy different person when I'm at home than I am on set. I just get to crazier things, you know."
Neil also said that he's happy about his outcome and doesn’t need to shy away from the industries standardized pressure. You do your thang Doogie!