Joan Marcus

Joan Marcus

“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris recent performance was interrupted by an overzealous fan. Harris responded to the fan in true Barney form.

Harris is currently starring in the The Hedwig and the Angry Inch. During a scene, a female fan yelled out, “I love you, Neil,” according to the New York Post.

Without breaking character, he responded: “I’m doing something up here, motherf—–.”

The crowd broke out into a round of applause for Harris.

Harris’s unscripted words were meant to entertainment – not offend. When the audience member made the comment, the in-character actor first replied, “Who’s Neil? I’m not Neil.”

“It was all done in good fun and fully in the context of the show,” a rep for Harris tells Gossip Cop. “The audience went crazy, and it really was a light-hearted moment.”

Currently in previews, Harris plays an East German transgender rocker looking for love in a revival of the cult hit that originally opened off-Broadway in 1998 and was made famous on both stage and screen by actor John Cameron Mitchell.

Source: People