By Sierra Maquina
Neil Patrick Harris has a lot on his plate these days. The actor not only is starring in Smurfs 2, but is also currently shooting the final season of his hit show How I Met Your Mother … and if that wasn’t enough, he’s hitting some dad milestones, as well.
Neil, who admits he wasn’t exactly a Smurfs fanatic when he was younger, says the sequel is “way better than the first one.” His proof? His 3-year-old twins were able to sit through the entire movie.
And speaking of his kids, NPH recently tweeted about the joys of dropping them off for the first time at preschool. So how is the dad handling his little one’s growing up?
“I’m a big, big fan of them learning things and experiencing things,” he tells us. “You know, I only have so many things I know how to do and there’s only so many books to read at our place, so the fact that they can go meet new adult teachers that have education and kids with different backgrounds is the most amazing thing ever.”
And when he’s not dropping his kids off at school, Neil is busy shooting the final season of HIMYM. “The whole thing takes place in honoring how a wedding works with different family members and the mayhem that happens,” he says. NPH adds that although it’s the last season of the hit show, there’s no time for tears. “I’m really proud of what we’ve done for eight years and we’re ending it on a high note and I think it’s a good way to do it structurally.”
With the characters on HIMYM attending a wedding, we had to ask, where does a wedding fall in his own life?
The actor, who has been engaged to David Burtka for years admits: “Well, it’s such a weird question because … inevitably it seems we will get married because we have two kids and we’ve been engaged for six-and-a-half years or so, but then that seems like it’s inevitably like, ‘We’re about to get married!’”
“[And] we’re planning on moving to a different coast, and I alway used to say once Prop 8 had been eviscerated we’d be able to get married in California, now that’s gone and we can get married here, but we’re about to split and head east, so we’re having conversations about what the next step is and where the ideal place to do that is.”
However, Neil does share, “I’d rather call him my husband than my partner! I think partner is such a weird name for a same sex significant other. It sounds like we’re either business partners or cowboys.”
And as for if there are more kids in the future for him and David, NPH reveals not any time soon. “Doubtful. We really lucked out. We have two kids. They’re twins. One boy, one girl. They’re both happy, healthy, and we’re over the moon with them … I think David deserves a time to shine.”
Listen to the full interview above to hear about who NPH wants to judge American Idol and more.
Catch the season premiere of the final season of HIMYM on Monday, September 23 at 8 p.m. CBS.
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