Actor Eddie Redmayne is tired of hiding. At least, he’s tired of hiding his status as a proud Hufflepuff. As the star of the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Redmayne is using his platform to speak out on an issue he feels very passionately about. Specifically, the mistreatment of his fellow Hufflepuffs.
In a PSA paid for by The Coalition For Better Treatment of Hufflepuffs, Redmayne took on common misconceptions about his Hogwarts house. “For far too long now, Hufflepuffs have been victimized. They call us boring, they call us beige. They say we’re the nice guys,” says Redmayne.
“Do you know what I see in Hufflepuffs? I see loyalty, I see fierce friendship. We are hard-working, we are compassionate,” says Redmayne.
Um, are all Canadians Hufflepuffs and we’re just now realizing this? Their mascot is the badger, which is not that far removed from a beaver. It’s cool. We look good in black and yellow.
Growing visibly emotional as his speech continued, Redmayne even had to censor himself at one point. “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, because f**k it.”
The British actor went on to name fellow famous Hufflepuffs, including Harry Potter character Cedric, played by Robert Pattinson, and sexiest man alive Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. We’re totally cool with all three actors making Canada (Hufflepuff land) their home.
Redmayne’s final point was cut off early, but he did manage to note that Hufflepuff is J.K. Rowling’s favourite house. So take that, haters