Tom Felton, who played the sinister and sneaky Slytherin student Draco Malfoy throughout the entire Harry Potter film franchise, received some surprising (and distressing) news this past week courtesy of the Wizarding World website.
According to Felton’s “Wizarding Passport,” which can be created on the Wizarding World site or imported from one’s old Pottermore account (as Wizarding World replaced Pottermore and became the all-things Harry Potter hub), the actor, deep down, is a Hufflepuff.
“A sad day….on so many levels #harrypotterathome” Felton posted to his IG account…
Responding to Felton’s “sad day” post, Wizarding World added “On the contrary Tom, it’s a happy day! Hufflepuff is full of just and loyal friends, you’ll fit right in! (p.s they’re also closest to the kitchens…).”
Also this past week, as part of the Harry Potter at Home Initiative, a roster of celebrities signed up to read chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – including Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni, and Eddie Redmayne.
Radcliffe launched the project by reading the first chapter, “The Boy Who Lived,” as all 17 chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be read by different narrators between now and the middle of summer. Videos will be posted weekly on the Harry Potter At Home hub, with audio versions available to stream on Spotify.