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It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Someone Called Neil Patrick Harris a Smurf. And That He Would Agree

Neil Patrick Harris has a television show, multiple awards show hosting gigs, Internet video projects, a new Broadway play in Los Angeles, endorsements, possibly his own game show, and now, a live action/animated film he’ll lead. The Smurfs.

News of Harris’ latest project has us thinking about this man’s career. It is robust. It is respected. It is seriously profitable. We know, Mr. Harris is only one man, and that means he’s only one gay man. And he’s the obvious go-to when people discuss openly gay people “making it” in Hollywood, of which there are, still, very few. But this guy is doing enough work for at least six out-of-work gay actors. And he could probably afford to keep a roof over their heads while doing it.