Hilary Duff, who stars in Hulu’s spinoff series How I Met Your Father, and Neil Patrick Harris discussed the chance of a Barney cameo. He stated that he would not return as a guest star unless his beloved television womanizer had undergone significant life changes.
In his Wondercade newsletter, Harris wrote to Duff, “As for coming on your show (insert joke here), I worry.” “Barney’s antics, his overt delusions of grandeur, would likely get everyone in trouble, so I’m not sure if it’s in anyone’s best interest unless he’s changed his ways or joined a nunnery (insert joke here).”
“I’m not sure how you feel about this, but I’m pretty sure Barney would… be in jail in 2022. Duff, 34, jokes, implying that Barney would be treated differently in a post-#MeToo world. “Since we’re living in a world where females are gaining power,” she continued. I’m assuming that’s why they made him a woman,” referring to the Barney-Esque character Valentina.
While Harris, 48, isn’t in the new series. There are ties to the original — for example, the first episode of How I Met Your. Father surprised viewers with the same apartment set that has owned to Marshall (Jason Segel). Lily (Alyson Hannigan), and Ted (Jason Segel) (Josh Radnor). While HIMYF has a similar setup to HIMYM (Duff plays Sophie. A single woman who will likely meet the father of her future children).