Neil Patrick Harris says his upcoming
transgender role in the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch
is making him feel insecure.
Harris, who is openly gay, will return
to Broadway this spring in the show's starring role.
In a cover interview for gay
glossy Out, Harris said that playing the character is
bringing up “a lot of homophobic insecurities within myself.”
“Hedwig is bringing up a lot of super
insecure things within me,” Harris said. “I have never thought
drag was intoxicating. I've never had a fun drunken Halloween in
drag. Never been in heels, really. 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 played womanizing Barney Stinson
for 9 seasons on CBS' How I Met Your Mother.