Neil Patrick Harris: HEDWIG Is 'Bringing Up Insecurities Within Me'
The actor, who will take on the role of a flamboyant transgender punk rocker, admits that The Challenge has pushed him outside of his comfort zone. "Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super insecure things within me," he shares. "I have never thought drag was intoxicating, I've never had a fun drunken Halloween in drag, never been in heels, really."
He continues, "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."
Harris, who in recent years has taken on duties as host of both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards, recently wrapped his long-running comedy 'How I Met Your Mother' in which he played reformed womanizer Barney Stinson for nine seasons.
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