Veteran Hollywood actress Helen Mirren revealed what Hogwarts she could see herself be sorted in.
The answer is also somewhat surprising, as Mirren revealed that she could herself as a proud Slytherin. The reason for this flurry Harry Potter-related questions being sent her way is because she will host the upcoming Hogwarts-themed fan competition series, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses.
During an interview with PEOPLE Magazine, Mirren discussed her role as host on, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. Mirren then reflected on why she thinks she would belong in Slytherin if she attend Hogwarts.
Helen Mirren, Star Slytherin
In the Harry Potter franchise, Slytherin is one of the four houses of Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry; the other three being Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor. Each house has their own distinct personality and traits that pertains to its students. In the case for Slytherins the house values students that are ambition, cunning, have good leadership, and is also resourceful.
However, Helen Mirren should watch out, because Slytherin has a negative reputation in the Harry Potter series. It’s mainly because Slytherin has had students who became Dark Wizards, most notably the main antagonist in the series Lord Voldemort. It also does not help that in the series that Slytherin mainly chooses wizards or students that have Blood Purity. Meaning wizards that came from both parents that have magical powers.
There were wizards in Slytherin that were kind and had a good heart, of course. Examples are Professor Horace Slughorn, Nymphodora Tonks, and of course Severus Snape. Helen Mirren certainly possesses some traits that Slytherin values, such as ambition and a being a good leader, as proven by the actress’ highly successful Hollywood career. Mirren explained in the interview with PEOPLE that, “If I had to choose, I’d probably choose Slytherin, because there’s a punkishness about Slytherin that appeals to me.”
Helen Mirren joked, “You know, the bad boys on the motorbikes kind of thing.”
Hogwarts Tournament Of Houses will premiere on November 28th on TBS and Cartoon Network. The show will be hosted by Helen Mirren and will be a four part series event. The short competitive series will feature cameos by Potter film alumni Tom Felton, Simon Fisher-Becker, Shirley Henderson and Luke Youngblood. The series will also be accompanied by die-hard Potter fans Jay Leno and Pete Davidson. Hogwarts Tournament of Houses also will begin streaming on HBO Max on Jan. 1.