Please, spare a kind thought for the Hufflepuffs. Eddie Redmayne, star of the soon-to-open Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," took time out from his publicity tour to record a heartfelt PSA in defense of the sweet wizards of Hogwarts' Hufflepuff house.
Redmayne's character Newt Scamander was a member of Hufflepuff before being expelled from the wizarding school.
Redmayne declares his pride in Hufflepuff despite being called boring and "beige." The actor counters that criticism with what he sees in Hufflepuffs: loyalty, fierce friendship and compassion. Redmayne takes care to point out that action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a Hufflepuff (really, it's true).
They may not have the glamour of Harry Potter's Gryffindor, the mod-goth cool of Slytherin or the undeniably nifty name of Ravenclaw, but Hufflepuffs have heart and don't mind using the "f" word in defense of their good name.
MTV released the PSA on Monday. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" opens in theaters this week.