Neil Patrick Harris on Ellen’s Oscars Selfie That Broke the Internet: ‘I See That in My Nightmares’ (Video)

The Academy Awards host tells DeGeneres he’s unsure of how he can top last year’s star-studded photo

Neil Patrick Harris thinks he has some big shoes to fill hosting this year’s Oscar telecast on Sunday.

On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Wednesday, the “How I Met Your Mother” star told DeGeneres her star-studded selfie at last year’s Oscar ceremony was successful. It scored more than 2 million retweets.

“It worked out so well. But it’s a horrible dark cloud,” Harris said. “Above my head now. How do you try to beat the selfie that broke the internet?”

The selfie photo, taken by “American Hustle” star Bradley Cooper, features Ellen, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o (and her brother), Channing Tatum, Jared Leto (kind of), Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts. Others tried to squeeze in, but couldn’t make the frame.

“I see that in my nightmares,” Harris confessed.

But DeGeneres, who’s no stranger to hosting, had some encouraging words for the actor/musician.

“But here’s what you have to know. It really, you can’t plan that. I hoped that it would happen. I hoped people would jump in,” she said. “So all you have to do is have a nugget of a good idea and if everybody’s on board and they’re playing, whatever your idea is they’re with you. That just was such a perfect fluke that happened and I was so lucky.”