All is well between Rachel Bloom and Neil Patrick Harris after he apologized for an unintended Twitter diss aimed at the actress during Sunday night’s Tony Awards.
The “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” actress, 31, hosted a backstage special, for the second year in a row, interviewing winners as they exited the stage.
Harris, who was at home live-tweeting his thoughts, wrote some choice words about Bloom, or “the woman in the top hat.”
“Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at the Tony Awards?” he wrote before adding some of his son’s commentary, “Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my God’ a lot. I’m confused…”
Bloom quickly and graciously clapped back with, “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 five years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.”
But after Harris responded, “Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?” it just wasn’t enough for Bloom.
On Wednesday, Harris took to Twitter again, but this time to apologize.
“Sincere apologies to Rachel Bloom for my Tony tweet,” he wrote. “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.”
“I saw that tweet. And I was kind of devastated,” Bloom told GQ in an interview. “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.”
But later added, “He’s not a writer, so his version of a Twitter joke is to just kind of… live-comment to Twitter followers with kind of random, unformed thoughts.”
Read more from Bloom’s interview with GQ here.