Neil Patrick Harris And Husband Had Issues With Feminine Role In Hedwig
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are raising eyebrows after an interesting interview exposed what people are assuming is latent femme phobia from the two.
When asked about his role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which Neil won a Tony Award for, he said that while the makeup didn’t bother him, the physical transformation side.
“The limping of the wrists, the cocking of the hip, the tits out and the ass out, and sort of walking with a sway and sort of the overt femininity fo the characterization that I had, that was hard to get into my whole body without feeling like I was mocking it initially,” he said in a SiriusXM interview with host Larry Flick. “I didn’t want to feel like I was pretending.”
Flick then asked Harris if the transformation made him feel less masculine, to which he said: “for sure.” At this moment, Burtka stepped in and said that Harris’ transformation made him look at his partner differently. “I like manly guys,” Burtka, who once again is married to Neil Patrick Harris, said. “So he had shaved his body, he lost all this weight, he had become sort of asexual as this character.”
Burtka went on to say that Harris had lost his smell and his hair as part of the role, which he intimated was a turn-off. “It became this sort of androgynous, you know, being, that I didn’t sign up to marry. It was very strange, not who I married, he was completely turning into someone different.”
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