Neil Patrick Harris plays an ad exec with a pregnant wife (Jayma Mays) and a house full of uninvited little blue visitors in The Smurfs (opening July 29, 2011). And in this interview courtesy of Columbia Pictures, Harris talks about the story, what’s going on with his character in the family-friendly comedy, working on a 3D movie, and which Smurfs characters feature prominently in the film.
The Plot: The Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.