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15 things we learned about Neil Patrick Harris from his new 73 Questions interview

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We know Neil Patrick Harris so much better now that we’ve seen his 73 Questions

Neil Patrick Harris showed Vogue around his epic Harlem townhouse for a new 73 Questions interview, and we now feel as though we know him a lot better than we ever did. After showing off some insane swag pilfered from the How I Met Your Mother set and rapping “My Shot” from Hamilton, NPH waxed poetic about his kids and reflected on what he would say to his 13-year-old self. Ahead, here are the 15 most interesting things we found out from his 11-and-a-half-minute interview.

1. Harris wanted his townhouse to be “like some adventurous club with a genius bar inside.” After seeing a bunch of it on camera, we’d have to say — success.

2. The best thing about living in NYC is the “immediacy, the culture, the people,” and the craziest thing he’s ever seen on an NYC subway was “a guy with a needle in his arm.”

3. He’s dying to work with J.J. Abrams.

4. He’d love to take an acting class with Anthony Hopkins.

5. Harris has the booth from How I Met Your Mother in his house! “I stole it when we wrapped,” he said. He also revealed a recurring joke for his character, Barney, on the show that most people probably didn’t notice: “Barney’s bad with chopsticks.”

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6. His worst habit: Getting easily distracted.

7. The stupidest thing he’s ever done: “Once I lit a candle, fell asleep and almost burned down half of our old apartment.”

8. His workout anthem: “Work Bitch” by Britney Spears.

9. He’d like to think he’s more responsible since becoming a dad, and he finds sleep deprivation the hardest part of being a father.

10. His biggest fear? Public humiliation.

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11. Tom Ford is his fashion icon.

12. If he had to have a sham Hollywood marriage, it’d be with Charlize Theron.

13. His kids’ unbridled laughter is his favorite quality about them.

14. To his 13-year-old self, he’d offer this advice: “I would say to dance more than you think you should, and I would say... don’t forget to breathe.”

15. And to any aspiring child actors, NPH would say: “Prepare yourself for a fair amount of rejection, and work to work and not to be famous.”

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