Given that he’s known to many as the fun-loving Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris may not be immediately associated with the word “creepy.” But after viewers got a peek at Harris in the role of Desi Collings in the newest Gone Girl trailer, that quickly changed.
When Harris stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105), he sat down with Mario Correa to discuss his new role in David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit novel, which is set to open the New York Film Festival. Harris, who has seen an unfinished version of the film, promises that it’s “as unsettling as the book”—though he doesn’t really get why he creeped people out in the trailer just by standing in a doorway. Regardless, Harris is very happy that he took the part, one that Fincher himself offered him over lunch.
Gone Girl will arrive in theaters October 3.