Neil Patrick Harris Gives Bedroom Advice & More
On lasting: If you want relationships to last, live by “for better or worse.” Honeymoon phases end. They just do. We’re animals, and animals aren’t inclined to copulate with just each other for the rest of their lives. So here’s a challenge: How do you keep redefining your relationship?
On keeping love alive: I think you have to find new elements that turn you on, and not only sexually. Having kids was one of those great moments for me. Watching David become another level of person, mastering this other domain, made me look at him with a whole other set of appreciative eyes. That sort of made me re-fall in love with him.
On working at your best: When you see someone do something great, be inspired.... When you’re working with [director] David Fincher, the level of acting, process, and seriousness is ratcheted way up. Everyone in Gone Girl had to bring it every single take.
On playing Hedwig on Broadway: Initially, walking around in heels is a very challenging thing for a guy to do. But once you’ve done it six or seven times, it’s weirdly empowering. I had to move my hips and legs in a way that guys don’t get to do so boldly—it was fun! It’s actually kind of righted my pendulum a little. If you’re not an actor, it might be hard to recommend being super ridiculous for a month. So why don’t you try a hip-hop class to see how that feels?
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