Neil Patrick Harris is currently tearing up Broadway with Hedwig And The Angry Inch, which isn’t just thrilling audiences but has also scored him a Tony nomination.
It’s helped get him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, where he went in front of Terry Richardson’s lens with nothing but a hat to cover his modesty – and he doesn’t even need to hold onto that.
Inside the mag he talks about his career and coming out, saying the big turning point for him – when he went from Doogie Howser to grown-up star, was Harold And Kumar. He says, “Who knew that three days on a funny stoner comedy would alter my track record the way it did?”
He also reckons coming out has been great for him as an actor, saying, “Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever. Some actors don’t get hired because you can’t look into their soul and see what they’re like, because they’re kept guarded.”
The new issue of Rolling Stone is out May 9th.