Neil Patrick Harris goes nude for Rolling Stone

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neil-patrick-harris-rolling-stone-nude.jpgNeil Patrick Harris bares all for the latest issue of Rolling Stone mag out May 22. On the cover shot by famed photographer Terry Richardson, the actor appears wearing nothing but a bowtie, a carefully placed top hat and a smile. In the interview with writer Brian Hiatt, NPH dishes on everything from coming out to his definition of good sex -- and his much discussed weight loss. 

Harris has recently undergone a shocking transformation, losing 20 pounds to appear more feminine in his role as transsexual, German glam rocker Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway. In the interview NPH talks about how the transformation has taken its toll. 

"I need to eat more, that's becoming apparent. I'm so intent on looking feminine, on changing my silhouette. But I'm running out of energy, and it's affecting my mood," he says.

David Burtka, Neil's fiance seems impressed with his dedication saying, "He's so skinny, and I think that really gives him power, his body is crazy right now."

The former "How I Met Your Mother" star tells Rolling Stone he feels coming out opened doors for him both personally and professionally: "Once all the cards were on the table, I got more opportunities than ever, some actors don't get hired because you can't look into their soul and see what they're like, because they're kept guarded."

Neil was especially candid when it came to talking about sex in the interview, revealing, "No one likes an awkward lay. You want to lay someone who wants to lay you; you want to say who you like and get to lay that person. That's good sex. You don't want to lay some girl that you're supposed to lay, who you don't like, but you don't want anyone to know that. Like, neither person is having good sex."

Check out the interview in it's entirety when it hits stands May 22 and catch Neil in his Tony nominated performance in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway now through August 17.
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