The hardest-working man in showbiz? It?s still Neil Patrick Harris, who spent his 2014 wrapping up ''How I Met Your Mother'', starring in a pair of movies, playing eight shows a week on Broadway, releasing a memoir? in fact, just about the one thing he didn?t do was decide to take over for David Letterman. Why? Because he was worried he?d get bored hosting a nightly show.

By EW Staff
Updated December 05, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST

”This last year has been the most glorious of clusterf—s. I was finishing How I Met Your Mother, in rehearsals to perform Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway, and filming back-to-back feature films. I remember one day where, after rehearsal as ladies man Barney Stinson on HIMYM, I quickly drove across town to put on high-heeled boots to rehearse in a totally new physicality for Hedwig, then headed back across town to do some looping for the western A Million Ways to Die in the West, and then went to a table read for the thriller Gone Girl.”

Neil Patrick Harris