The CW series How I Met Your Father follows Sophie (Hilary Duff) as she attempts to find love and enjoys day-to-day shenanigans with her tight-knit group of friends. The show’s iconic main character, Barney Stinson, is a womaniser who keeps scoring women and making Sophie a bit jealous with his antics. Barney is a cult-like figure, and people often wonder, “Is there a gay character like Barney in How I Met Your Father?”
In an interview with Digital Spy, Duff teased that her character could end up dating a gay man. She also said that it’s exciting as a queer person in real life to get to play someone who is queer on the show.
Duff said that she loves that the How I Met Your Father cast is so accepting and inclusive of everyone. She added that it’s great to see an entire friend group be so accepting of each other’s sexuality, race, and religion.
Duff’s HIMYF co-stars, including Suraj Sharma, Tien Tran, Ashley Reyes, Francia Raisa, and Tom Ainsley, echoed similar sentiments in their interviews. They talked about how they loved working on the show, and they all agreed that it’s great to have a diverse cast. The cast also discussed how important it is to have a diverse representation of the LGBTQ community in TV and film. They also shared their favorite moments from the show. The new season of How I Met Your Father is currently streaming on Hulu and Disney+ in the US, with new episodes released weekly.