Despite being J.K. Rowling’s favourite house and counting the brave Tonks and Cedric Diggory among its alumni, Hufflepuff has always been the butt of Harry Potter jokes.
It’s often seen as the house for the dim-witted; to the point where people would rather be sorted into the manipulative but smart Slytherin.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne, himself a Hufflepuff (alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson), decided to take action this week, taking part in a PSA for MTV calling for an end to prejudice against the house.
“For far too long now Hufflepuffs have been victimised,” he said, fighting back mock tears. “They call us boring, they call us beige, say we’re the nice guys.
“But you know what I see in Hufflepuffs? I see loyalty, I see fierce friendship. We are hard-working, 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 because of the greater good.”
Not only does Redmayne pledge allegiance to Hufflepuff, his character and the protagonist of Fantastic Beasts, Newt Scamander, was also sorted into the house during his time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in UK cinemas on 18 November, 2016.Reuse content