TV and Movies·Posted on Feb 4, 2022Neil Patrick Harris Thinks There Needs To Be A Change Before He Appears On "How I Met Your Father""I’m pretty sure Barney would…be in jail in 2022."by Alex GurleyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Neil Patrick Harris isn't so sure about making an appearance on How I Met Your Father. Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for SiriusXM Fans have been wondering if the actor, who played Barney Stinson in the original How I Met Your Mother series, would be reprising his role in the new Hulu spinoff. CBS / ©CBS / Courtesy Everett Collection In a conversation with HIMYF star Hilary Duff, Neil said Barney would've had to make some life changes before joining the cast. Patrick Wymore / ©Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection "As for coming on your show (insert joke here), I worry. Barney’s antics, his overt delusions of grandeur, would likely get everyone in trouble," Neil said in his Wondercade newsletter. Ron P. Jaffe/ ©CBS / courtesy Everett Collection He continued, "So, unless he’s changed his ways or joined a nunnery (insert joke here), not sure if it’s in anyone’s best interest." Ron P. Jaffe / ©CBS / courtesy Everett Collection Hilary agreed with Neil's thoughts, noting that Barney would probably be viewed differently today. Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images "I’m not sure how you feel about this, but I’m pretty sure Barney would...be in jail in 2022," Hilary joked. Ron P. Jaffe / © CBS / Courtesy Everett Collection She added, "Since we’re living in the world of females coming into power, I’m assuming that’s why they made [Barney-esque character Valentina] a woman!" Patrick Wymore / ©Hulu / Courtesy Everett Collection So while Neil hasn't completely ruled out a guest appearance, it doesn't sound like it'll be happening anytime in the near future.