File this under Earth-shattering Harry Potter news: Draco Malfoy is a Gryffindor?!
Well, not Draco exactly, but the actor behind Harry's platinum-blond nemesis made a surprising revelation on Wednesday.
"Today was the day. I finally did it," Tom Felton tweeted dramatically. "I joined Pottermore and was sorted into……. Gryffindor. Heart broken x #slytherinforlife."
Author J.K. Rowling seemed unsurprised by the announcement, replying: "I could have told you that years ago. I just didn't want to spoil your motivation."
Felton has been busy promoting his latest film, Against the Sun, in which he stars as one of three U.S. airmen stranded at sea on a lifeboat.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, the 27-year-old couldn't resist playing the sorting hat when asked about a slew of famous faces. Which Hogwarts House would Kim Kardashian fit in?
"Slytherin. For sure," he said.
Kanye West? "Hufflepuff. Definitely," Felton said. "He confuses me a bit, but that's the house I'd go with."
Hufflepuff?! OK, according to the real Sorting Hat: "You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal, those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil."
Maybe he has a point. The all-knowing Harry Potter Wikia touts Hufflepuff as "the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, patience, loyalty and fair play rather than a particular aptitude in its members."
Sure, West is "unafraid of toil," and he values hard work and loyalty, but he also once said: "I'm like a vessel, and God has chosen me to be the voice and the connector." If there's one thing West appreciates, it's his own aptitude.
Though Felton may not be a true member of Slytherin, he seemed confident that Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Pitbull would all wear the green well.
Malfoy – err, Felton's Against the Sun is out now in a limited theatrical release and on a variety of VOD services.
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