Neil Patrick Harris could have been one of the original cast members of the hit FX anthology series "American Horror Story" if only he did not turn down a previous offer to appear on the show's first installment subtitled "Murder House."

The 41-year-old actor stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio on Sirius XM Thursday, Oct. 16 - a day after the news broke that he would be hosting the Oscars - and revealed that showrunner Ryan Murphy asked him and his husband David Burtka to play a couple in the show's first season.

But the two had just portrayed a dysfunctional "couple" in the 2011 3D stoner comedy film "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas," and the "Gone Girl" star did not want to play the same roles twice, so they refused to play the roles, which eventually went to Zachary Quinto and Teddy Sears.