When it comes to Hogwarts houses, Hufflepuff gets a lot of flack for being “a lot o’ duffers,” but now, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne is speaking out in defense of the house that harbors the just and loyal!
The actor teamed up with MTV to film a short public service announcement in which he not only confessed to being a proud Hufflepuff himself, but also made a case for why Hufflepuffs are amazing.
As Redmayne puts it, Hufflepuffs are constantly stereotyped as being boring, but there’s so much more to them than that.
“You know what I see in Hufflepuffs? I see loyalty. I see fierce friendship,” says Redmayne “We are hardworking, we are compassionate, and at the end of the day, we’re going to do the right thing, and not because of the glory. Not because of the glory, but for the greater good.”
The Fantastic Beasts actor then wraps up his impassioned PSA by reminding all his fellow ‘Puffs that they’re in pretty good company. After all, Cedric Diggory, and Jumanji star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson are both in Hufflepuff, too.
And if that’s not enough to convince you that Hufflepuffs are just as cool as Ravenclaws, Gryffindors, and Slytherins, Redmayne also takes a moment to remind everyone watching that the House of the Badgers also happens to be author J.K. Rowling’s favorite house!
Additionally, we’d all do well to remember that when the time comes for the final battle at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it’s the Hufflepuff students who unanimously decide to stay behind and fight alongside the Gryffindors to defeat Voldemort and the Death Eaters. In the end, the Hufflepuffs stay and fight not for the sake of glory or to prove their bravery, but because of their fierce loyalty and dedication to doing what is right.
Regardless of where your house loyalties might lie, you can’t deny that Hufflepuffs are pretty cool!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits theaters on Nov. 18.