Neil Patrick Harris Clarifies Britney Spears Remarks
After the Associated Press quoted Neil Patrick Harris as seeming to not want Britney Spears on the set of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ again, the actor spoke with Entertainment Weekly to clarify his remarks. “I’m in the minority that our show does not need stunt casting in order to succeed,” Harris told AP during a break from taping the CBS sitcom. “I worry that if they start `Will and Grace’-ing us too much, that the show will suffer. And we’re all really proud of the content of the show. I mean, viewership is not our game. It’s the network and the studio’s game, you know. It’s the promotion department’s game.”
Responding to the piece, Harris said, “It seems that yesterday a writer took some quotes of mine and speculated an opinion about their intent. I write to you to set the record straight. Britney did a great job on the show. She really did. In fact, we are all hoping that she returns rather soon to reprise her role as Abby.” Read more.