As if Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t already one of the busiest men in show business! He just finished hanging up Barney Stinson’s legendary suit and Hedwig’s sparkly tights, as well as promoting his book “Choose Your Own Autobiography” and movie Gone Girl. He was also just named the host of the 2015 Oscars and given his own NBC variety show. Now, he and husband David Burtka are going to get freaky (get your mind out of the gutter) as guest stars on American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Burtka confirmed the news on Twitter today with an article from TVLine. Harris will play a shady salesman in the final two episodes of Freak Show, while Burtka will star in the season finale. His character has not been revealed yet, but he will be involved in a “sexy storyline” with Jessica Lange’s character Elsa Mars.
After Harris wrote a letter to American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy asking to be on Freak Show, Murphy reached out to Harris on Twitter.
“@ActuallyNPH of course you can be on Freak Show! I have a role I think you’d love.”
UMMM I am so excited for this! Freak Show freaks me out every week but mostly because the actors are so good at playing their roles. David and Neil are going to kill it! Probably figuratively and literally.
How do you feel about this casting news? Do you think we’ll get to see the couple interact at all?
– xo, A