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).
“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”.