The Big Bang Theory Star Explains Their Falling Out With Neil Patrick Harris

Retelling, and giving more detail to, a story she has told before, The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik took to late night recently to revive an old conflict she had with How I Met Your Mother‘s Neil Patrick Harris. The pair, who were apparently friends as child actors, had a schism and didn’t talk for a few years, after a breach in Broadway protocol by Bialik apparently made a young Harris feel snubbed. Appearing on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Bialik said that she had refused to stand for a standing ovation while watching one of Harris’s shows, essentially because she didn’t like musicals. The actor noticed it from the stage and later asked her about it.

According to Bialik, her answer wasn’t sufficient to take the sting out of Harris being offended by his friend on an important night. The pair have since cleared the air, though, and apparently Harris sent her flowers the last time she talked about all of this in public to make sure she knew there was no hard feelings.

“When everyone is clapping at the end and you say to your boyfriend next to you, ‘I don’t want to stand for this,’ and then you look up and Neil Patrick Harris is looking right at you… it’s a bad day,” Bialik said.

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