Neil Patrick Harris’s Twins Share the Screen with Dad

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What happens when your dads are famous actors? You get to visit movie sets and hang out with some of the coolest people in the world. When you are Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s twins you also get to act too!

Harris and Burtka have boy/girl 7-year-old twins, Gideon Scott and Harper Grace. The family is known for their over-the-top Halloween costumes and fantastic adventures. Just take a look at some of these awesome family photos they have shared! The newest adventure for the twins is acting in Harris’ Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events, in its second season.

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Harris, told PEOPLE during Thursday’s season 2 premiere in New York City, “I thought it would be fun for them to not just visit the set for half an hour and see me and say hello, but actually see what I do for a living.”

“And they seemed to have a good time,” added the star, who plays the sinister master of disguise Count Olaf in the darkly comedic Netflix hit.

He did mention that he had a hard time relaxing while the twins were on set. “I was very distracted by it all, like wanting to make sure they were okay,” he explained. “I wanted to make sure their experience was okay and that they didn’t get tired.”

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While son Gideon and daughter Harper enjoyed the acting experience, the kid actor himself doesn’t think his kids want to follow his career path. “No,” Harris said of whether there’s a possibility his children go into acting. “But they’re both extroverts in their own way.”

And they aren’t fazed by their famous dad being on TV. As the former How I Met Your Mother star reveals, “They’re pretty nonplussed by all of that because I’ve been doing it since they were born.”


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