Truth About Neil Patrick Harris “Cursing” at Fan During Hedwig and the Angry Inch Broadway Performance — EXCLUSIVE
By Shari Weiss | 12:47 pm, April 20th, 2014EXCLUSIVE
Neil Patrick Harris did NOT curse at a fan during his Broadway show — his character did, and the difference is crucial.
During Saturday’s performance of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an attendee yelled out, “We Love You Neil!”
Sensational outlets reported that Harris maliciously responded, “I’m doing something up here, motherf*cker!” but failed to provide any real context whatsoever for the remark.
As fans of the production know, the beloved musical — about a transgender German punk rocker — is highly improvisational, embracing audience interaction, and as such, Harris and his cast mate were able to turn the fan’s well-meaning comment into a entertaining addition to the show.
A rep for the actor tells Gossip Cop exclusively, “The response to the fan yelling was actually done in character — Neil as Hedwig, not as though Neil stopped the show to respond out of character.”
In fact, the full interaction wasn’t even reported, much less accurately.
Harris’ rep explains, “When the fan initially yelled, ‘I love you, Neil,’ Neil (as Hedwig) then responded, ‘Who’s Neil? I’m not Neil.’ He then looked over at Yitzhak (played by Lena Hall) and said, ‘Are you Neil? You better not be Neil’ followed by Hedwig then offering the quote in question.”
“It was all done in good fun, and fully in the context of the show. The audience went crazy and it really was a light-hearted moment, which is not being properly contextualized in any of these various posts,” adds the spokesperson.
Gossip Cop message to Hedwig: Never change!