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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 22:54

EXCLUSIVE: Neil Patrick Harris Dishes on Intricate 'Lemony Snicket' Costuming and Playful Parenting Techniques

Written by  Entertainment Tonight

In Netflix's upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Neil Patrick Harris takes on the role of the villainous Count Olaf, which required an great deal of makeup and facial prosthetics, as well as an astounding number of different costumes and wigs.

Harris spoke with ET at the premiere of the stylish adventure series in New York City on Tuesday, where he opened up about the challenges of playing a character that required so much makeup work.

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"It takes about three hours to get all the stuff on, and then all day long you have to make sure it's not coming off," Harris explained. "So all day long someone's just poking at your face. All day--literally, nine hours of someone between takes just [fixing your makeup.]"

In the series, Harris stars as the sinister Olaf, who becomes the guardians of a trio of orphans and devises various malevolent schemes to to steal the fortune the children are set to inherit from their deceased parents. The dark, hyper-stylized comedy adventure is based on the wildly popular children's book series of the same name.

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