Neil Patrick Harris is hoping to take a break from work and spend more time with his family in 2015 after a grueling year of juggling jobs.
The actor had an extremely busy 2014, which included making two films, wrapping his nine-year stint on How I Met Your Mother, a run on Broadway, the debut of his first autobiography, and tying the knot with longtime partner David Burtka.
In an article for Entertainment Weekly, Harris recalls one particularly busy day, writing, “I was finishing How I Met Your Mother, in rehearsals to perform Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, and filming back-to-back feature films. I remember one day where, after rehearsal as ladies man Barney Stinson on HIMYM, I quickly drove across town to put on high-heeled boots to rehearse in a totally new physicality for Hedwig, then headed back across town to do some looping for the western A Million Ways to Die in the West, and then went to a table read for the thriller Gone Girl.
“With the series ending, and all these overlapping gigs – things I simply couldn’t pass up – as well as a bunch of new things on the horizon, it was a bit like juggling. Juggling a bowling ball, a tennis racket, a kitten, and a chain saw.”
Harris, who is gearing up to host the Academy Awards in February, admits he is looking forward to some time off so he can relax with his new husband and their two kids.
He adds, “I remain hopeful that next year will involve more calm, more family time. Sigh. ‘Cuz nothing says calm quite like tireless, ebullient twin four-year-olds…”