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Neil Patrick Harris on coming out: "No one seemed that bothered"

2015-02-22
Neil Patrick Harris has said that the “nonplussed” reaction to his coming out allowed him to continue with his career. The actor, who starred as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, spoke to The Telegraph ahead of hosting the Oscars in Los Angeles tonight (February 22). 936full-neil-patrick-harris “It was a non-issue to me,” he recalled of his decision to publicly address his sexuality. “But circumstances forced an acknowledgement, which I gave, and the public seems pretty nonplussed by it and I was able to just keep moving on. “It certainly wasn’t a move I made intentionally to accomplish any goal. It was an explanation and a clarification for anyone that was concerned about my bedfellows.” He added: “But I was appreciative it happened at a time when no one seemed that bothered.” The father-of-two has previously described coming out as a very “indivudal” process, and told the newspaper that he does not “feel comfortable speaking about it in a way that is declarative”. More Stories:

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