‘Uncoupled’ Star Neil Patrick Harris Reveals His 11-Year-Old Daughter’s Odd Movie Preferences, and How ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Shining’ Make Up Her Watchlist

‘Uncoupled’ Star Neil Patrick Harris Reveals His 11-Year-Old Daughter’s Odd Movie Preferences, and How ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘The Shining’ Make Up Her Watchlist

Gone are the days when you could scare kids with a monster under the bed or an ominous Babadook-like character to get them to eat their veggies. Born in the internet age, content consumption and binging is just part of their vocabulary and day-to-day activities. Has exposure to all kinds of films and TV shows from a young age desensitized kids to the horror genre? Or is it one person’s cup of tea and another’s absolute nightmare? Neil Patrick Harris wonders the same thing about his 11-year-old horror fanatic daughter.

Harris’s 11-year-old is nonchalant about The Shining

In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris candidly discusses his family life and his twins. He shares how he’s “spending time” with his cool-aged 11-year-olds.It’s a fun age, where you don’t have to really micromanage them all of the time. And you can sort of hang out and coexist with them, right?” Also, in a true-blue dad fashion, Neil hilariously expresses, “They’re (kids) watching content. Gideon (his son) is a big gamer. He loves Minecraft.

With an air of almost disbelief, Harris also informs Fallon that his daughter, Harper, “is into horror movies.” Neil also states his conundrum of whether to encourage his daughter to continue watching horror films or downright forbid it. He is even aware that forbidden fruit will only be more appealing to his tiny thrill seeker. “She has seen It now. Scary. She binge-watched Stranger Things,” says Neil.

Even though “The Shining is really psychologically terrifying“, the cool dad had a “father-daughter moment” and watched the macabre flick together. The scariest movie, according to Harris, filled with “Jack Nicholson. Super freaky, bloody elevator. The girls starting”, did not seem to faze his daughter in the slightest. If fact, to Neil’s disbelief, his daughter said she was “mildly disappointed.” Conversely, Neil also admitted that his daughter “slept in our bed for like the last four nights.”

Meanwhile, we will see Harris in the upcoming Netflix series, Uncoupled.

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Neil Patrick Harris in Netflix’s upcoming Uncoupled

Uncoupled follows Micheal- a guy in his forties struggling to get over his recent break-up with his husband of 17 years and meandering through the trials of single life in the big apple. Neil Patrick Harris as the titular character Micheal in the upcoming sitcom, making this his second stint with Netflix; Poles apart from his role as the treacherous villain Count Olaf in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-2019).

The upcoming show is the vision of Darren Star, best known for Sex and the City and, more recently, Emily in Paris and Jeffrey Richman. He is the veteran Sitcom writer and executive producer of shows like Modern Family and Fraiser and will be the co-creator. Co-starring alongside Harris would be Emmerson Brooks (The Last Ship, MacGuyver), Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only, Modern Family), Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken), Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, Mystic River), and more.

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The 8 Episode Netflix series will release globally on 29th July, with all the episodes dropped at once. Ideal for binge-watching! Are you excited about Neil Patrick Harris in a comedy again? 

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