Unafraid Of Toil: Eddie Redmayne Gives Strong Hufflepuff PSA

Credit: Warner Brothers
Credit: Warner Brothers

In the grand scheme of things, Hufflepuff seems to be the Hogwarts house that gets dismissed the most.

You have ambitious Slytherin. You have brave Gryffindor. You have intellectual Ravenclaw. They’re considered the showier houses of the lot. Hufflepuff seem to be viewed as the cast-offs in a way. I mean we have our heroes like Tonks, Sprout and Cedric Diggory. But well, no one really seems to want to be in Hufflepuff.

I think that it’s a shame. I’m proud of my house. There’s nothing wrong with hard work, loyalty, and being kind. Helga Hufflepuff didn’t want to put some kind of restriction on her students, make them feel like they had to be a certain way. She just wanted them to learn, equally and without fear.

With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Hufflepuff house will have its own hero in the limelight with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Personally? I am all for this as a proud Puff.

With MTV, Redmayne (a Hufflepuff himself) calls for fairer treatment on what seems to be Hogwarts least loved house.

He gets surprisingly emotional in it as well. Dang Eddie. We can definitely see why you won that Academy Award.

He also reminds us that Hufflepuff is JK Rowling’s favorite house and the house of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. (Is that real? Is the Rock really a Hufflepuff? I didn’t know that! I’m thrilled by this news.)

Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them hits threatres on Novemeber 18th.

Bec Heim