What with his triumphant hosting of the Tony Awards, followed by back-to-back movies shooting this summer, one wonders if Neil Patrick Harris is feeling the itch to move on from his “How I Met Your Mother” series chores. He assures us such is not the case. “The show is great. It’s one of those rare jobs that comes along that’s so much fun, it’s like going out to the playground at school every day. You hang out, say funny lines, do physical comedy and laugh.”
Neil will shoot the big screen comedy “Best” with Amy Sedaris, and the “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired movie “Beastly” with Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen and Alex Pettyfer before returning to his role as wry womanizer Barney on “How I Met Your Mother” later this summer.