Neil Patrick Harris, who plays Barney on How I Met Your Mother, thinks that Ted made up most of the stories about the life and character Barney. Harris played the sitcom’s protagonist, Ted’s womanising companion, throughout the show’s nine seasons. During the show’s run, it was nominated for ten Primetime Emmys. As a result, Harris received four nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
The show’s standout character is Barney Stinson. He portrays himself as an unrestrained playboy who adopts progressively complicated techniques to sleep with women over most of the show. Viewers feel that crucial aspects of Barney’s life are pure outright lies. With Future Ted narrating the storyline, Harris argues that much of what fans see of Barney is a representation of the protagonist’s lonely friend.
Neil Patrick Harris In an Interview
This is what he said in an interview:
As a result, I believe that the television show How I Met Your Mother was only partially accurate. The plot of the series revolves around Future Ted recounting the story’s events to his offspring. By doing so, he is creating a fictional account of the event and referring to his wingman and his friend. The individual who was always looking to have a good time, throw parties and make any encounter into an occasion or event. As a consequence of this, he pictures Barney as an antihero who, if he is unsuccessful, invents a story to explain why he was successful.
The statement made by Harris does not make it clear who is lying. Despite this, there is a strong possibility that both Barney and Ted are responsible, at least to some extent. At the same time, the narrator may be making them up on his own. It is possible that Ted’s mental image of his bachelor friend compelled him to believe them. That’s why he presented them as stories based on real-life events. If so, this would explain why Ted did so.
Due to their roles in Ted’s life, his buddies take on more profound, meaningful significance for him. Because Barney presents Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily with a relationship philosophy that is in direct opposition to one another (Alyssa Hannigan), It would be fun to speculate on how much of the show’s depiction of Barney’s life “really happened,” as much of it is depicted on the show. And how he may have appeared to the audience if a different character had been doing the narration instead.