Neil Patrick Harris has made quite a costume change since his suited-up days on How I Met Your Mother.Much like Jared Leto did for Dallas Buyers Club, Harris has lost a significant amount of weight for the lead role as a transgender singer in rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. However, in return, Harris has gained a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a permanent blue manicure.
Though Harris removes his stage makeup (heavy blue eyeshadow, lipstick, glitter) when he leaves the theater, he told Vanity Fair that the nail polish is too much of a hassle to constantly take on and off, so he has just chosen to embrace the look. Though it seems like more of a timesaver than a fashion statement, we like the quirkiness of the nails at such a formal event.
And apparently, Harris’ 3-year-old twins like it too. “Gideon and Harper did come to the dressing room and see me getting made up,” Harris told ABC’s Robin Roberts. “They think it’s hilarious. Harper loves the glitter. They both like the nail polish so they think all of that is very funny.”
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