Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Latest in the Eric Braeden vs. Neil Patrick Harris Saga

Neil Patrick Harris took to Twitter on Friday to express his anger over Eric Braeden bailing at the last minute on his guest spot on HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

Eric Braeden is a D-Bag. The actor, (Robin's dad) agreed to a cameo, then last night bailed, saying the part wasn't 'substantial' enough.
Predictably, Braeden fought back through his usual PR channels.

It seems to me like a young whippersnapper, having seen himself on a few covers, who's received a few awards, is now suddenly suffering from the first signs of hubris. I really don't know who that fellow is. He's a guy who stars in that series. It's very unfortunate. First of all, I came back from hip surgery. I was off for three weeks. I've doubled my work, 30 to 50 pages a day for me, alone. Everyone knows that I'm exhausted. I was not about to appear on a show for two lines, because that's what it amounted to.
Harris backtracked on his original comment fairly quickly.

Now I feel bad for the D-bag comment. Don't know the guy personally. I'm just fiercely protective of our show.
Much ado about nothing? What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think Eric Braeden needs to get his head out of the soap world and get to know the world around him. Neil Patrick Harris has been working steadily for years and has won more awards and has a much better reputation than old sourpuss. Also, Harris can act circles around Braeden who continually relies on his old schtick.