In this exclusive interview, Neil Patrick Harris, Tisha Campbell, Marcia Gay Harden, Tuc Watkins, Emerson Brooks, and Brooks Ashmanskas discuss Netflix’s Uncoupled with The Knockturnal‘s Kinsey Schofield.
It’s got the fashion, the sexy singles, and yes… the universal heartbreak. They’re calling Netflix’s Uncoupled: Sex and the City for the LGBTQ community. Cocreators Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman were inspired after several long-term relationships around them “imploded in a very specific way. It’s your worst nightmare but also a great jumping-off point for a romantic comedy.”
Let’s set the scene… NYC real estate agent Michael (Neil Patrick Harris… Yes. The NPH. Bless.) is blindsided by his breakup at the birthday party he’s arranged for his partner of 17 YEARS, Colin (Tuc Watkins). Suddenly, Michael is thrust into this world of 40-something singledom. Dating apps, risque photos, and my GOD this all sounds exhausting! How do you single people do it?!
Don’t fret though because NPH’s existential crisis comes with an entourage of BFFs that will keep you cackling! Suzanne (Tisha Campbell), Billy (Emerson Brooks), Stanley (Brooks Ashmanskas), and Claire (Marcia Gay Harden) are there to support Michael and show him the ropes. And hopefully… salvage what they can of his liver!
We ask the cast what it’s like to work with Doogie Howser, M.D. and what makes Uncoupled so unique in a world flooded with content! Spoiler alert: It’s NPH!
Stream season one of Uncoupled on Netflix right now!
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