Neil Patrick Harris apologizes for Tony’s diss of Rachel Bloom — finally


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends The 77th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Peabody )

Not everyone’s lucky enough to play such iconic characters as Doogie Howser or Barney Stinson. Some are just Rebecca Bunch, yet still manage to take home a Golden Globe Award.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 19: Actor Neil Patrick Harris attends The 77th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on May 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Peabody )

Neil Patrick Harris didn’t recognize Rachel Bloom as the actress working the backstage of Sunday’s Tony Awards, according to Uproxx, and he tweeted his and his son Gideon’s annoyance of her from their living room, which apparently is big enough to house a high horse.

“Who is the woman in the top hat backstage @TheTonyAwards? Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused…”

Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at @TheTonyAwards? Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused…

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) June 11, 2018

NPH could maybe be forgiven for not recognizing the star and co-creator of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” We say maybe because isn’t he supposed to be Mr. Broadway-Song-and-Dance who’s served as Tony’s host four times? And isn’t Bloom’s CW show the only musical on TV?

What can’t be forgiven is that he’d met Bloom a number of times before, as Bloom explained in her response to his tweet. And they have another connection through her husband.

“I’m a big fan of yours,” she wrote. “We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for ‘How I Met your Mother’ for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.”

I’m a big fan of yours. We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for “How I Met Your Mother” for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.

— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) June 11, 2018

If it seems the witty Bloom held back in her tweet, it was because she did.

In a GQ interview posted Wednesday, Bloom confirmed that she and Harris were not putting on a bit during the Tony’s telecast.

“No, no, no. It wasn’t a joke,” she said. “Basically … I saw that tweet. And I was kind of devastated. I was actually going to tweet, ‘This makes me sad.’ But then I was like, ‘Ehhhhhhhhhh… I …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

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