Tom Felton Drops a 'Harry Potter' – and Kanye West – Bombshell

by Sophie Schillaci 10:39 AM PST, January 23, 2015
Playing Tom Felton Drops a 'Harry Potter' – and Kanye West – Bombshell

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.

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"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."

Oh bollocks! x

A photo posted by Tom Felton (@t22felton) on

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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.

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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.

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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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