How I Met Your Mother's Nazanin Boniadi: I'm Torn Over Who Barney Should End Up With

Who was Nazanin Boniadi's childhood crush? None other than Neil Patrick Harris.

"I've loved him since I was little. I'm not even joking! I've had a crush on him forever," she tells "So to be playing his girlfriend now is surreal."

When Boniadi landed the part of Nora on How I Met Your Mother last year, little did she know that it would lead to a recurring gig with no end in sight for now — she has "no clue" how many episodes she'll be in this season — never mind the fact that Nora, and not Robin (Cobie Smulders), would be the one to force Barney (Harris) to reevaluate his womanizing lifestyle.

"In real life, too, women love to be that girl who tames the bad boy," Boniadi says. "It's always fun to play that character, especially with Barney Stinson, who's so beloved. You get to act opposite Neil. He's phenomenal. He raises everybody's game. To work opposite him, you have to be at your best and you become better and better as you work with him."

The General Hospital alum got a crash course in slapstick acting — a Harris forte — on Monday's episode when Barney and Nora's planned ...


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