Neil Patrick Harris Wants to Be 'All Legs and Butt and Back'

By: Brandon Voss

We discovered five interesting facts about Neil Patrick Harris when he guest-edited Moviefone, and now Vanity Fair has 12 more.

The How I Met Your Mother star revealed that he'll be visibly losing weight through rigorous preparation for his upcoming role as a fictional transgender East German rock singer in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which begins performances Mar. 29 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. 

“As Barney I’m all shoulders and arms and chest, but as Hedwig I’ll be all legs and butt and back,” says the recent Emmy host. “Like Cyd Charisse.” He previously told Conan that he does plan to tuck his wiener for the role.

By the way, Cyd Charisse, along with Doris Day, is someone he says he would've taken as a bride for publicity purposes had he been a closeted star in the 1950s — “sort of the feminine-masculine,” he explains.

Read more fun facts about NPH at Vanity Fair.