Pottermore sorted Draco Malfoy into a wildly different house than he actually wound up in — but despite putting him there herself, J.K. Rowling isn’t the least bit surprised.
Actor Tom Felton, who brought the sly, ambitious Draco Malfoy to life in the Harry Potter movies, finally got around to joining the Pottermore website and of course began by asking the Sorting Hat which house he would belong to — only to get a huge surprise.
Today was the day. I finally did it. I joined Pottermore and was sorted into……..Gryffindor. Heart broken x #slytherinforlife
— Tom Felton (@TomFelton) January 21, 2015
Is the Sorting Hat broken? How did the ultimate Slytherin get put into Gryffindor alongside Harry, Ron and Hermione? Turns out, Felton is just a much nicer guy than Malfoy — and even J.K. Rowling knows that.
.@TomFelton I could've told you that years ago. I just didn't want to spoil your motivation 😉
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 21, 2015
To be fair, Felton does seem like a much kinder, gentler wizard than Malfoy.