VIDEO: Eddie Redmayne Stands Up For Hufflepuffs Everywhere


At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, there are four houses all students are sorted into. There’s Gryffindor, where you go if you’re the hero of a worldwide phenomenon book series. There’s Slytherin, where you go if you’re the villain of a worldwide phenomenon. There’s Ravenclaw, which just sounds cool. And then there’s Hufflepuff, which sounds like it could be either a very clean or a very dirty slur. It is the house of Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, the protagonist of the new Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and he proudly stands up for the oft-overlooked group in a new PSA courtesy of MTV.

Watch Redmayne cite Robert Pattinson and the Rock as Hufflepuffs, claim it’s author J.K. Rowling’s favorite house, and struggle not to swear because it’s “naughty” in the embed below.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters tomorrow, with preview screenings already going on across the country. For more, check out our post with everything you need to know prior to seeing the film and read our review here . Here’s the synopsis.

The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Source: MTV

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