Neil Patrick Harris says filming Netflix’s ‘Uncoupled’ was ‘strange’ and ‘cathartic’

Neil Patrick Harris says filming Netflix’s ‘Uncoupled’ was ‘strange’ and ‘cathartic’

For Neil Patrick Harris, filming Netflix’s “Uncoupled” was no stroll within the (Central) Park.

The TV vet, 49, performs a New York Metropolis realtor whose life is turned the wrong way up after his boyfriend abruptly walks out on him after 17 years.

His character, Michael Lawson, is then pressured to navigate the daunting world of on-line relationship.

Showing on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Present,” the “How I Met Your Mom” star admitted filming the present was “unusual” and “cathartic.”

“It felt very near the vest in bizarre methods as a result of I used to be having to do scenes the place I used to be speaking about my long-term associate/boyfriend leaving me and that’s not a part of my story however it might occur,” the actor informed hosts, Jess Cagle and Julia Cunningham.

“It was such a blow to Michael as a result of he thought every little thing was high-quality,” he continued, including, “The rug being pulled out from below you is at all times sort of a risk in relationships.”

The “Doogie Howser” alum mentioned he needed to play “a bizarre model of what life could be like” if his husband, David Burtka, left him.

“I’m grateful that I did as a result of the emotional stuff, the fragility of it got here remarkably straightforward as a result of it was a simple hypothetical,” he defined.

Harris navigates the relationship scene together with his two pals performed by Brooks Ashmanskas and Emerson Brooks.Netflix

“In a cathartic approach, I received to reside out the motions of an occasion that didn’t occur in my life however is a risk in a roundabout way. It was a blessing however it was unusual.”

Burtka lately revealed to Web page Six that it was “tough” watching “Uncoupled.”

David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris tied the knot in 2014.Getty Pictures

“I can’t think about getting thrown into that pool of relationship anymore, it’s vicious. I wouldn’t wish to put myself on the market, it’s vicious,” he mentioned.

“Realizing from youthful pals of mine, I’d not wish to … very content material, very comfortable in my relationship with my husband.”

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