Neil Patrick Harris Teases Emmys Dance Number in Google+ Hangout
In a #Google+ Hangout, the How I Met Your Mother star previewed the upcoming performance, discussed Emmy chances for Netflix show House of Cards and revealed he’s only episodes deep into Breaking Bad‘s first season.
“You’ll see me dance — let me tell you something, if there’s one thing that I love to do, it’s to break out into dance,” said Harris, who also danced and sang as host of the 2009 Emmys.
Harris’ “crazy, cool” dance will coincide with the first time the Outstanding Choreography winner will be announced at the Primetime Emmys. Previously, the category was part of the Creative Arts portion of the Emmys.
Fittingly, the nominated choreographers will be part of the dance; they include Derek Hough and Allison Holker (both for Dancing With The Stars) and Warren Carlyle (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel), as well as Sonya Tayeh, Travis Wall, Napoleon Dumo, Tabitha Dumo and Mandy Jo Moore (all for So You Think You Can Dance).
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) September 18, 2013
Watch Harris’ Google+ Hangout with #Entertainment Weekly‘s Laura Hertzfeld, below. In addition to Emmys chatter, he talks about his desire to play the Riddler in any future Batman movie, how he calms his nerves, his future on Broadway (he’ll be taping his “wiener” to his leg) and also picks his favorite How I Met Your Mother episodes (hint: one involves Price Is Right host Bob Barker).
Harris has won four Emmys — one for his guest-starring role on Glee, and three for his performances as Tony Awards host in 2009, 2011 and 2012. He has also been nominated for his role as Barney Stinson on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother. Harris previously hosted the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys in 2008, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009, and the 63rd, 65th, 66th and 67th Tony Awards.
The 65th #Primetime Emmys will air on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. PT on CBS.
On Sunday, be sure to follow Mashable’s entertainment editor Brian Anthony Hernandez, who will be providing live coverage on Twitter (@BAHjournalist) and Instagram (BAHjournalist) from the Emmys red carpet and inside Nokia Theatre during the awards ceremony.