NEIL PATRICK HARRIS has quashed rumors BRITNEY SPEARS will be a regular
castmember on his TV show HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.
The Toxic star gained critical acclaim – and helped the hit U.S. TV series
score its best ever ratings – when she played a guest role as a secretary in a
episode which was aired last month (Mar08).
But Harris insists reports the singer has secured a permanent spot on the
show after impressing bosses are untrue.
He says, “Well, uh, no. (They’re) totally unfounded rumors.”
And Harris insists Spears isn’t ready to become a full-time actress: “She’s
not an actress. She played a role for a week, and did a really nice job, but
the workload involved with doing memorization and the purging of comedy over
and over is really, really hard. I mean, it takes a strong skill set to do that
every week. You do it one week, it’s fine, but to do it a lot of weeks is hard.
She (Spears) is not going to be a regular on our show.”