Eddie Redmayne Defends Fellow Hufflepuffs: 'Be Proud"
When my friends ask me which "Harry Potter" House I belong to in Hogwarts, I say with pride "Hufflepuff."
And then they give me this sad, pitying face.
Maybe I'm not smart, brave or cunning enough.
But no, my friends. Hufflepuff is the greatest house -- and not just because our dorms are close to the kitchen... Though, that is a plus.
You know what the Sorting Hat first said about us?!
We are "just and loyal," and guess what? We're also "true and unafraid of toil."
What else are we? The house with the least amount of dark wizards. So suck on that. (Sorry, it's not nice to say those words...)
You know what I like most about Helga Hufflepuff's house? All the other houses were like, "Give us the smart ones," "OK, give us the brave ones," "Cool, cool, we only want Purebloods."
Helga was like, "Forget you guys, I'll take whoever you don't want. WTF. Everyone gets a shot at Hogwarts."
Thankfully, Eddie Redmayne is here to straighten us out about Hufflepuffs because he is one.
On top of that, he plays magizoologist Newt Scamander (also a Hufflepuff) in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
In a public service announcement for MTV, he gives an impassioned speech,
They call us boring. They call us beige. They say we're the nice guys. But you know what? You know what I see in Hufflepuffs? I see loyalty. I see fierce friendship. 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.
Hufflepuffs are literally always the coolest -- like, look at Tonks, and tell me I'm wrong.
Catch "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" in theaters this Friday.