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Neil Patrick Harris Reveals the Key to Capturing the Perfect Nude Pic

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For his latest project, Neil Patrick Harris acquired a skill that is very much NSFW.

Just like Michael, his character in the new Netflix series Uncoupled, the How I Met Your Mother alum got a lesson on how to take the perfect nude photo, and he shared what he learned exclusively with E! News' Daily Pop.

"Apparently, it's an angle thing," he told Daily Pop's Francesca Amiker. "I guess you need some fair amount of warmth, temperature-wise, maybe a nice humidity level. Some sort of lotion, maybe. Looking fresh."

Unlike Michael—who sets off a journey to find love after his boyfriend of 17 years dumps him—Harris is far from "uncoupled" himself, having been married to husband David Burtka since 2014. He revealed that playing his newly-single character made him "love my husband even more."

"I found that an intoxicating idea of playing someone that is similar to me but is going through something that is very foreign to me," the 49-year-old shared. "What if one day David came and it was all completely done and finished? And that is such a scary place to exist."

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Teaching their kids—11-year-old twins Harper and Gideon— "not to be afraid of failure" in real life, Harris told Daily Pop that same lesson can be applied to getting over a difficult breakup.

Neil Patrick Harris, Uncoupled premiere
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"If you don't know the answer to the question and you don't wanna raise your hand and embarrass yourself with that, then you may not ever know the answer," he shared. "Whereas if you raise your hand and it's wrong, you'll be told how it's right and now you've learned something. So, I think through breakup, I would try and strategize in that regard."

As for how Harris' co-star Brooks Ashmanskas—who plays Michael's friend Stanley on the Netflix series—helps a friend through heartbreak? "I think it's always, 'You're better off,'" he told Daily Pop. "Even if this person is dead wrong to leave you and all of that stuff, you're better off not having that person in your life. "

Check out the full interview above.

Season one of Uncoupled is now streaming on Netflix.