Rupert Grint is not happy with his Hogwarts house, so try again, Sorting Hat!
The real-life Ron Weasley, better known as Rupert Grint, is not impressed with his Hogwarts house. He may have stood proud as a Gryffindor in the Harry Potter films, but IRL, he got, well, shafted by the Sorting Hat.
In an interview with Vulture, the 28-year-old actor opened up about his experience being sorted by a Pottermore algorithm — a digital Sorting Hat, if you will — and how it made him feel. (Pottermore, for the uninitiated, is the digital home of all things Harry Potter and offers special content, such as interviews with cast members like Grint, and other features).
In the Pottermore video, Grint says, “I feel like I belong [in Gryffindor]. But I don’t know, I’ve never been sorted, officially.”
But then, it happens. Grint goes through the motions of being sorted by the Pottermore algorithm, *ahem* the Sorting Hat (you can too, btw, if you join Pottermore!) and he lands in… Hufflepuff!
Scroll to 2:36 to see how it all goes down.
While he plays it off in the video, saying, “That’s really clever, I love that,” he shared a different view in his Vulture interview.
"[I was] a little bit disappointed to be honest. That’s just not the coolest one, is it? ... I think I did it a few times as well, and it was always Hufflepuff. You want to be like Gryffindor or Slytherin."
Though he did add, “It is a really clever algorithm.”
Grint also said that he sometimes has trouble separating “where I end and Ron begins” (so sweet, in a way!) and that Ron will always feel like a part of him. We’re swooning!