Burt Reynolds’ kiss helped Neil Patrick Harris realize he’s gay


In a predictably hilarious anecdote from Neil Patrick Harris’ autobiography, the successful actor reveals how an unscripted kiss with mustachioed star Burt Reynolds helped him realize he’s gay.

In “Choose Your Own Autobiography” Harris writes about the encounter while on the set of Reynold’s TV show B.L. Stryker:

“As a joke at the end of one take, Burt leans over and kisses you square on the mouth. The crew thinks this is very funny, but it makes you uncomfortable. Uncomfortable and, it will ultimately turn out, gay. Burt Reynolds’ kiss makes you gay.”

In the excerpts shared by Daily Mail, NPH also discusses how he first told his mother he thought he was gay when he was just 13 – after he was drawn to guys in a “tingly kind of way.”

The actor who garnered international fame when he was a teen as the star of Doogie Howser, M.D. admits that it took years for him to come to grips with his sexuality. He labeled himself as bisexual before he told his parents that he was gay. His mom was fine with it while it took his dad some to time to accept the news.

NPH adds, “You are gay. You know that you are; you like that you are; you’re proud that you are. You are totally gay. and now you are totally gay and totally in love, and it’s wonderful.”

And just because the internet can be a truly amazing virtual place, here’s a clip of Neil Patrick Harris and Burt Reynolds in B.L Stryker!

Photo: NPH – Richie Buxo / Splash News | Burt – Internet

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