Having just come off the extravaganza that was the 100th episode of “How I Met Your Mother”, Neil Patrick Harris — being the kind and generous person that he is — decided to pitch in and give beloved series director Pam Fryman a break this week.
“I directed the 101st episode,” Neil explains in the clip below. “It’s called ‘Jenkins.’ It guest stars Ms. Amanda Peet. I don’t know if you’re aware, she’s a big movie star. It’s quite the coup for us to get movie star people. She has never guest starred on any TV show ever. That was her first.”
When we visited the “HIMYM” set during the filming of the show’s 100th episode, NPH mentioned that he would love to have Peet guest star.
Wonder if all his wishes come true so quickly…
Anyhoo, Peet who worked with “Mother” star Jason Segel in the upcoming film “Gulliver’s Travels,” apparently agreed to guest as a favor to him. Says Neil, “She couldn’t have been nicer and more lovely and funnier.”
As for the rest of the cast, NPH says they were super supportive and incredibly awesome, which is good, since directing and acting at the same time, I’ve heard, can be overwhelming.
But Harris says he was overwhelmed in a good way and that he wants to direct more. Maybe a movie next…
How can you not love this man?
“How I Met Your Mother”‘s 101st episode airs Monday (Jan. 18) at 8 p.m. on CBS.
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