Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Emmys and the Tonys. The Oscars must be next, right?
No doubt the How I Met Your Mother Star would love to host the Hollywood's biggest night, but…
"Hosting gigs are fantastically arbitrary because you don't make calls and angle and position and try to get the job," Harris told me while promoting Listerine's new This Is Your Mouth fundraising effort for the National Children's Oral Health Foundation.
"You just suddenly get a call, 'Hey, do you want to host the Tonys?' " he continued. "It's an amazing call to get and how can you say no to something like that. So if more comes in the future that would be awesome but I certainly have no big master plan."
Advice for Sean Hayes' debut as Tony host this Sunday?
"I would steer away from the Bret Michaels jokes," Harris cracked, alluding to the Poison singer's unfortunate run-in with a stage prop during last year's ceremony. "[But] I would advise him to roll with the punches. The Tonys shift a lot."
When we caught up with Harris he was in New York City filming the Smurfs movie. He stars as a father-to-be who comes across the li'l blue creatures in Central Park. He'll be back in L.A. any day now to direct a two-night run of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl before returning to shoot a new season of HIMYM.
Anymore Glee in his future? "I doubt it," Harris said. "I loved doing it but I'm very contractually obligated to a different network.
"As much as I'm sure they like the recognition of my name involved with Glee, I think they'd prefer my name be involved with How I Met Your Mother. I can hardly blame them."