Who needs a sorting hat?
You would have to have been living under a rock to be unaware of the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the highly anticipated second instalment of the of the prequel series.
Does Jacob Kowalski remember magic since being obliviated? Will the Niffler be making a grand return? And how on earth are we supposed to focus on any of this or the other story arcs when Jude Law is playing a young hot Dumbledore??
There are so many questions left unanswered, so Junior Digital News Editor Jenny Proudfoot sat down with the Fantastic Beasts cast to talk favourite stunts, the secrets of apparating and to hear what Hogwarts houses they would be in. Spoiler alert – there are a lot of Hufflepuffs in this ensemble!
First up are the Hogwarts houses, and here are the results, as selected by the cast…
‘I think you’ll find it’s three Hufflepuffs,’ Callum and Dan insisted of the two of them and Alison, who vehemently refused, insisting that she’d stick out in the house. ‘I love Hufflepuff’ she explained. ‘But I would stick out as a Ravenclaw or Slytherin.’
‘I’m a very vocal Hufflepuff,’ Eddie Redmayne explained before sorting his onscreen love interest Katherine Waterson into the same house. ‘She’s my wife so she’s in Hufflepuff too,’ he explained, before Jude Law agreed: ‘Look at them! They’re just so Hufflepuffy.’ But, he clarified this was no bad thing, explaining, ‘Hufflepuffs are very happy in their own skin’.
But when it was pointed out that most of the cast were Hufflepuff, Jude replied, ‘I’m not. I’m Gryffindor, definitely.’
‘He can be in Gryffindor because he wants to be,’ Katherine and Eddie laughed before Jude explained his reasoning: ‘I like Albus and he was in Gryffindor, so I am too.’
‘We’re both Slytherin,’ Ezra and Claudia insisted, ‘but we’d be happy because we would be together. We would be potions masters.’
So there you have it!
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald comes to UK cinemas on 16 November.