Eddie Redmayne finds himself in a stressful moment at the airport when an overzealous TSA agent wants to go through his suitcase hiding some very Fantastic Beasts.
Of the four Hogwarts houses, Hufflepuff has long been considered by many Harry Potter fans to be the most extraordinarily ordinary of the bunch — not good or bad, just there. But in a new PSA released by MTV Tuesday, Eddie Redmayne — who plays famous Hufflepuff Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — comes to the defense of the yellow and black badgers.
“For far too long, Hufflepuffs have been victimized,” he says. “They call us boring, they call us beige — so we’re the nice guys.”
The 34-year-old actor then emotionally lists the reasons he is proud to be one of the Puffs, including their loyalty, work ethic and compassion. “Also Hufflepuff is J.K. Rowling’s favorite house so frankly f—k you,” he adds.
There’s no question that Eddie Redmayne is an insanely talented actor, but it turns out his talent goes even further than we ever could have imagined. Redmayne was on Ellen recently to promote the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Ellen asked Eddie to play an animal-themed version of Heads Up, where she had to guess the animals he was doing an impression of. And boy, did the guy deliver. His animal impressions are on point.