The 2018 Tony Awards had minimal drama occur during the live airing on Sunday night (minus Robert De Niro dropping the f bomb repeatedly about President Donald Trump). A feud did develop, however, between actors Rachel Bloom and Neil Patrick Harris on social media, as he tweeted his confusion as to who she was. She clapped back shortly after, and is now discussing her thoughts about it all in an interview with GQ magazine.
Rachel served as the host backstage, where they would pan to her talking it up with other Tony nominees before going to commercial break.
Neil at one point tweeted about her during the broadcast, saying "Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at @TheTonyAwards? Gideon (one of his twin sons) remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused…”
Three: Rachel clapped back really quickly, tweeting "I’m a big fan of yours. We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for “How I Met Your Mother” for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.”
Neil responded with "Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?” Rachel wasn’t feeling what he wrote, and replied with "That... doesn’t sound like an apology,” followed by a confused photo of her as her character on Crazy Ex-Girfrlend.
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Now Rachel has opened up about it all with GQ. "Look. I’ve met him a couple times. Very recently, backstage in the dressing room of a Broadway show. And we hung out for a solid 15 minutes with the star of this Broadway show. It was just bizarre to me that it wouldn’t ring a bell. And also, that he wouldn’t Google it.”
She seemed to be ok about the entire situation after it happened though, finishing up her thoughts with "Look, he didn’t say that I was terrible. It was just kind of a random thing. But I think, if he wants to be gracious: He has 27 million Twitter followers. He could check out an episode of the musical TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend—which is, right now, the only musical show on television. And tell his 27 million Twitter followers to check it out. I wouldn’t hate that!”
Neil issued an apology on Wednesday afternoon about the whole ordeal, saying "Sincere apologies to
@Racheldoesstuff for my Tony tweet. I failed to research her before pressing ‘send’, and what I thought was a funny comment in our living room must have been far from funny to read, backstage, mid show. As a performer and a parent, I should have know better."
Looks like all is well with these two now, as she responded with, "Hi, thank you for this! Apology accepted."
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