Neil Patrick Harris fighting insecurities for Broadway musical


As he is about to star as a transgender rock singer in Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Neil Patrick Harris feels a bit uncomfortable to step into the role.

The openly-gay actor says he’s been dealing with some insecurities over the physical transformation the role requires.

He told Out magazine: “Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me. I have never thought drag was intoxicating, I’ve never had a fun drunken Halloween in drag, never been in heels, really.”

Singing and dancing on stage has never been a problem for Harris, but getting in touch with his feminine side by wearing make-up and high heels definitely is.

“I’ve lived my whole life being attracted by masculinity – it’s why I like guys. 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,” he added.

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One response to “Neil Patrick Harris fighting insecurities for Broadway musical”

  1. Gabriele says:

    It is really very challenging to play a transgender even if you are a gay. Jared Leto has done his best and won Oscar Award for it. I can understand this role is very tough for Neil Patrick Harris, but he is a very talented actor and I hope he manages with the role. The trickier the role is the more interesting to portray is I bet. Still, if this is not your cup of tea, it is better not to start it as the results can be quite disheartening.