Harris told the website that he didn’t even know the movie was going on and found out from a friend who was auditioning for a project that Harris was supposed to be in. Harris called his agent and was sent the script, because, as he said, he “didn’t want to be a joke. Like, who’s going to play me… one of the kids’ kids.” Home Improvement’, perhaps.”
He really thought the scenario was funny and said he was very proud. “My only need,” he explains, “is that I’ll sign up, and then they won’t rewrite it and change it.” He has good reason for that.
“Because while I want to vent my anger out of myself, I still want to respect the work I’ve done and not make it seem like I’m throwing middle fingers into my past. And so they do. It’s great, and I got to play this, yeah, the really messy version of myself. And they let me do mass improvisation. So I covered everything and the dry stuff, just like that. It’s a normal day at work.”
He joked about unicorns and that he had to film on a real one, which he said was difficult, “because, contrary to popular belief, they don’t really exist.”
This movie is absolutely worth revisiting. Be sure to watch GQ’s video, as Harris also talks about his work in “Doogie Howser, MD”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” “Starship Troopers”, “Gone Girl” and “Uncoupled.”
https://www.slashfilm.com/958797/how-neil-patrick-harris-classic-harold-and-kumar-cameo-came-to-be/ Neil Patrick Harris ‘How Classic Harold and Kumar Cameo Became