Contact lenses help actor prepare for film role

Contact lenses help actor prepare for film role

Posted by Emily Tait

Actor Neil Patrick Harris got into a new film role playing a blind man by having special opaque contact lenses made to limit his vision, it has been reported.

The actor, famous for his role in TV show How I Met Your Mother, plays a blind man in the new film Beastly, and told Contact Music that the opaque contact lenses helped ease the transition.

According to the star, it was difficult to pretend that he could not see when performing tasks such as reaching for a glass, so he sought a solution.

"I went to an eye doctor and he got me lenses that were totally opaque, so I genuinely couldn't see anything while I was filming it, which was great... I couldn't see a thing," he added.

Last year, actor Jackie Earle Haley revealed that he wore specially-made contact lenses when playing the role of horror icon Freddy Krueger in the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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