One of the highlights of Oscars night had to be when Neil came out in nothing but his underwear! Many were unable to take their eyes off his assets, questioning whether or not he wore padded underwear! Thankfully, NPH cleared up everyone’s suspicions in a new interview.
Neil Patrick Harris, 41, made everyone do a double take when he stripped down for the stage at the 87th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22. While the funny man recreated a scene from Birdman, he not only had people rolling with LOLs, but also speculating whether his package was padded! Here’s what he had to say on Live With Michael & Kelly on Feb. 23.
Neil Patrick Harris: Padded Underwear At Oscars? He Addresses Accusations
Just call him au naturel Neil! Sort of…
“No enhancements,” Neil told Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa of his Oscars underwear segment, according to the Daily Mail.
However, that’s not to say it was just Neil in his regular old underwear! Some adjustments did have to be made.
“They always want you to be in funny costumes as the host…,” Neil continued. “I’m not one for crazy costumes, I don’t love it, but the Birdman bit seemed funny, and so we though it’d be a fun thing to do and it seemed appropriate at the time.”
“So we did the dress rehearsal,” Neil said, “and I just had the pair of regular underwear on. But the lights! They see through things!” Well, that would have been one unforgettable wardrobe malfunction!
“So what they did was they had to take a second pair and sew it to the first to make it so that you couldn’t sort of see through it,” Neil said.
We’re glad it ended up working out, as it was one of the most hilarious bits of the night!
In case you’re confused why Neil was strutting his stuff in his underwear, he was recreating the scene from the Oscar-nominated film Birdman, where Micahel Keaton‘s character faces the crowd in his underwear.
Neil pretty much shocked everyone in the funny bit right before he introduced presenters Miles Teller and Margot Robbie to the stage. It was definitely one of his funniest moments on the show!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Were you skeptical that Neil wore padded underwear? Sound off below!
— Julianne Ishler