I know he only guest starred once, but once a guest Gleek, always a guest Gleek. Take a look at NPH’s message to gay youth.
It would be amazing to see this talent back on Glee but who knows??
“That is a great idea. We should do that.”
So says Glee boss Ryan Murphy about my pitch to have Neil Patrick Harris (Emmy-nominated guest star extraordinaire!) come back to the show in season two, and hook up with the girl his character had a mad crush on in high school: Terri Schuester (Jessalyn Gilsig).
So will NPH be back? Here’s what Neil himself just told us:
Check out what Neil says in the video interview below!
“It’s such a tricky thing [because] that’s not the network that How I Met Your Mother is on,” Neil explains. “So I can’t just say, ‘Oh, I’ll just keep doing Glee‘s,’ because they’re on Fox and I’m on CBS. I have bosses that make me sign contracts to keep me at one place for a long period of time, and understandably so. I love the gig, love doing it. They’re [the Glee guys] super fun, and they didn’t shoot me at the end of the first episode, so if I’m ever able to come back I’d love to.”
Ahem. Just kidding. Sorta.
“We would love to have Neil back,” Ryan tells me. “We have a little problem that he’s a regular on another show. But he’s in the Fox family and they help us out a great deal with that. I think we’ve just begun to see the tip of the villainry for Brian Ryan.”
Sounds like it might be tougher than Ryan thinks.
CBS probably doesn’t want to be overly pimping out another network’s hit comedy, especially when NPH’s HIMYM is such a quality, sometimes overlooked show. Then again, the more diehard fans of Neil Patrick Harris, the more diehard fans who’ll check him out as the amazing (and also Emmy-nominated!) Barney Stinson…Right?!
Regardless, Ryan could have a problem on his hands now that Jessalyn has caught wind of the idea to hook her up with Brian Ryan (NPH).
“You changed my life the other night!” Jessalyn joked to me at the Fox party on Monday, referring to my well-received “Terryan” pitch. “First of all, you may have thrown me into a love triangle. It seems like everyone else is getting one; I don’t see why Terri doesn’t have one. So, I really want a love triangle. I’m on strike until I get one. It would be awesome. I’m so nervous, Neil is so talented. It would be so fun!”
Of course, Jessalyn is just riffing all in good fun about that whole “strike” thing, but CBS, it might behoove you to just let Glee take NPH for one episode in season two, should they ask. ‘Cause if you’ve seen the show, you know what a scorned Terri Schuester is capable of…(Hint: Not pretty.)
Neil graciously tackled this Glee Q while talking about the production of Rent he is directing at the Hollywood Bowl—with a cast that includes Vanessa Hudgens and Nicole Scherzinger! If you’re in Los Angeles this weekend, check it out. Seems like it’s going to be an amazing show. There are performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and you can buy tickets here.
Glee’s very own Jayma Mays stars opposite of fNeil Patrick Harris in the CGI/Live Action adventure of the Smurfs! Remember those little blue men from your childhood Saturday mornings? Well, they’re back and hitting the big apple.
The trailer does not have Jayma or NPH in it but that’s because the movie isn’t even close to being finished yet especially considering it won’t even be released until next summer but hey, who cares! Way to go Jayma & NPH (and all the little blue guys)!! Are you excited to see the movie??
…Have been named to TV Guide’s 2010 Power List. Any guesses as to who they are?
Well, the guest Gleek is none other than Bryan Ryan (or Neil Patrick Harris) and the Head Gleek is the mastermind behind it all, Ryan Murphy.
TV Guide Magazine has unveiled its 2010 Power List of the 25 Most Influential People in Television. The list will appear in the June 21 issue of the magazine, which hits newsstands on Thursday, June 17.
Among the notable personalities on the list are Broadway star and former Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris; Glee creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy; talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey, who produced the Broadway musical The Color Purple; American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and producer and former judge Simon Cowell; comedian, writer and producer Tina Fey; Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane; Daily Show host Jon Stewart; Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rimes; and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who is a contributor to the FOX News Channel and who will soon star in the TLC series Sarah Palin’s Alaska.
Source: TV Guide
On Tuesday, we’re in for a real treat on Glee. Guest director Joss Whedon is behind the camera for a pretty incredible episode featuring Neil Patrick Harris! Check out this great article about the upcoming show…
The Tuesday (May 18) “Glee” is titled “Dream On” and the show has brought in a dream director for it. Joss Whedon (“Firefly,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is the man behind the camera for this episode of the hit FOX show, which he says is “probably harder to shoot than any show in recorded history, with all the different elements going on.”
But directing “Glee” was still a great time for Whedon. “It helps when the show is utterly wonderful, that takes the pressure off … It’s a different kind of challenge, but ultimately enormous fun.”
And what about the special guest-star Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan, an old rival of glee club director Will Schuester? Whedon and Harris previously collaborated on the Internet musical short “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and Whedon says he is sick of working with NPH.
“I am so tired of that guy. Why do they always make me direct Neil?” Whedon laughs. “Neil is a consummate pro and a dear friend, which is a nice combination … I feel like he is one of those people who expresses the way I wish I could express myself, he’s like a Muse … we had such a good time. Always cooperative, always imaginative.”
Whedon didn’t want to give too much away about the episode, but he did tease a big song-and-dance number set in a shopping mall. “It’s a complicated … it’s a big, big number. We were actually able to shoot it pretty quickly. Because of the number of extras and the enormity of the number, people thought it would be more of a bear than it actually was.”
He also says the title of the episode, “Dream On,” is very apropos to the storylines. “The idea of the episode being ‘Dream On’ was let’s take the things that are at the core of what people are. With Will, it’s his desire to perform and what he may have given up.”
“With Rachel,” Whedon continues, “It’s questions about who her real mother was. Artie obviously thinks about if he’ll ever get out of the chair. And these are very, very hard, personal things that they don’t necessarily talk about with other people.”
“So I was really lucky because there’s a real phonetic coherence of the episode that brought them all together on an emotional level. For me, it was a just a question that they dovetailed and didn’t feel random and you understood why these three stories were all in the same show.”
Neil Patrick Harris did an interview with Entertainment Tonight and chatted up his Glee guest spot and how to clean a dirty mouth…
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“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris is recording the voiceover for Listerine’s fun new educational short, “This Is Your Mouth,” and he’s spilling the beans on his highly anticipated appearance on “Glee”! Will he sing?
“Maybe,” he replies, deadpan. “There might be a tune or three.”
“It’s so much more labor intensive when you’re filming it than when you’re watching it,” he says of “Glee.” “When you’re watching it, it’s great — there’s all these fast edits and everyone’s singing and dancing and it’s super great fun. But when you’re filming … it’s a lot of work, so my hat’s off to that young cast, because they’re supremely talented.”
As for “This Is Your Mouth,” Neil says he decided to lend his voice to the eight-minute film for a number of reasons: “I have a niece and nephew, and so I like being able to do darker, kind of ‘Harold & Kumar,’ Barney Stinson kind of roles that are a little edgier, but I also like to maintain a presence in the demographic within sort of a more educational slant.”
He adds, “I grew up going to EPCOT Center and things, so I enjoy the ‘narration’ voice.”
Blending pop culture with science and a good dose of humor, “This Is Your Mouth” explores the stickiest, most populated place on earth — the mouth — to show why brushing and flossing alone are not enough to kill bacteria that can lead to broader health problems.
“[The film is] to sort of educate kids, adults, whoever, about not only having nice breath — Listerine style — but also [about] how bacteria is involved in your mouth and how to keep your teeth and gums healthy.”
PopWrap supplied us with our first look at Neil Patrick Harris on the set of Glee. It’s actually more of a “walking to set” picture but we’ll take it. NPH headed to the set yesterday (March 16) to continue filming his guest spot on the hit show which will air during May Sweeps. We all know by now that he plays Will’s former high school rival AND that he also plays a little tonsil hockey with Sue Sylvester. Epic.
Here’s a picture of Matthew Morrison (because he’s yummy) from Tuesday as well. Oh how I wish I could just stand wherever these photogs stand and snap pics of these guys.
Photo Source: New York Post – PopWrap
Last night we got a glimpse of what NPH is going to do on Glee. Neil Patrick Harris had the honor of opening the entire Oscar production with a rousing original song and dance number and he was fantastic! Matty Fresh, you’ve got some competition! Check out the interview below where NPH dishes on his upcoming Glee role which he begins shooting today!
Every year Broadway World puts out their list of “What’s the Most Romantic Broadway Song Ever?” This year lots of Glee cast members (and current and potential guest stars) gave their input. Check out what our favorite Gleeks said were their favorite and most romantic Broadway songs.
Alright, this might sound weird coming from me, but I think the most romantic song in MT would have to be “As Long as He Needs Me” from Oliver. It is simply splendiferous!! Whenever someone gives me those little butterflies in my stomach, I usually sing this song … except I just change the he to a she!
“The Word of Your Body” from SPRING AWAKENING, and not just because I know the people who sing it.
“Say It Somehow” from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is by far the most romantic Broadway song!
“All I Ask of You” from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
“Something Good” from THE SOUND OF MUSIC (film) and “Till There Was You” from THE MUSIC MAN
“One Hand, One Heart” from WEST SIDE STORY. That’s my favorite!
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“Love Has Come Of Age” from the JEKYLL & HYDE album with Colm Wilkinson. His voice is phenomimazing! I’ve always dreamed of that song being sung at my wedding, but only if Colm’ll sing it himself. Probably a long shot…