Neil Patrick Harris on His First On-Camera Gay Sex Scene in ‘Uncoupled,’ Fake Penises and Joining ‘Doctor Who’

Neil Patrick Harris on His First On-Camera Gay Sex Scene in ‘Uncoupled,’ Fake Penises and Joining ‘Doctor Who’

Published July 30, 2022
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“We did make out in that first scene and then between takes he goes, ‘Oh it is true? It is true what they say?’” Harris recalls. “And I said, ‘What do they say?’ And he goes, ‘I heard that it is better kissing another man than a woman and I can see this now. It is true what they say.’ My knees buckled and I was like, ‘Gosh, thanks so much.’”

The cast also includes Tisha Campbell, who plays Michael’s best friend and business partner, as well as Emerson Brooks, Brooks Ashmanskas and Marcia Gay Harden. Tony winner legend André De Shields pops up as Michael’s neighbor, Jack.

For this week’s edition of the “Just for Variety” podcast, I sat down with Harris at Netflix’s offices in New York City just a couple of hours before he walked the red carpet at the show’s world premiere at the Paris Theater.

Harris says he wasn’t looking for more work when he was offered “Uncoupled” because he’s trying to spend more time with his and his husband David Burtka’s 11-year-old twins, Harper and Gideon. Filming in New York helped seal the deal.