Neil Patrick Harris is undertaking a major acting transformation, going from playing horndog Barney Stinson on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother to his new role on Broadway as a transgender woman in the classic musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch.
But he’s also undergoing a major physical change for the role, dropping a ton of weight from his already lean frame.
“I’ve lost 20 pounds for the role to try and be sort of more feminine, which changed my whole posture” he revealed on Wednesday’s Good Morning America.
“I’m becoming like Jared Leto manorexic” he quipped, referring to the Oscar winner’s 40 pound loss to play a transgender woman dying of AIDS in The Dallas Buyers Club.
“Every time I eat half a sandwich I’m like ‘alright just one chip’ and I’ll be like “what have I done? I’m so fat!”