What House Is Rose Weasley In? Her 'Cursed Child' Robes Might Be A Huge Spoiler
Just in case you didn't hear the celebratory screams of every Potterhead the world over, Cursed Child cast photos of Ron, Hermione, and Rose Weasley-Granger just followed up yesterday's round of photos of Harry, Ginny, and Albus Severus. But what is exciting about this second round of images is that they might reveal what Hogwarts House Rose Weasley is in.
Like most of the next gen, we're not sure where Rose Weasley-Granger will be sorted for sure. In fact, all we really know is that Teddy Lupin is a Hufflepuff (#swag) and that James Sirius Potter is a Gryffindor. And while I'm arguing that Albus Severus Potter is a Slytherin based on the conspicuous lack of detail on his robes, Rose Weasley-Granger is a bit more of a mystery — or at least she would be, if we didn't clearly see in the image that she is wearing robes lined with yellow.
But even that, my friends, is not nearly enough to go on, because yellow could mean one of two things: Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. (OK, it could also mean a third thing, which is that I'm speculating up the wazoo. But I digress.) I'm more inclined to think that yellow means Hufflepuff since that's more often depicted as their House's "main" color on the Quidditch pitch, whereas Gryffindor skews toward red. But at the same time, as much of a fan as I am of Hufflepuffs, it would seem like an odd choice given her Gryffindor lineage.
It's not that it would be weird that two Gryffindors had a Hufflepuff — it would just be a little odd, since the narrative seems to have hinted in several instances that Rose Weasley-Granger will be a Ravenclaw. For instance, Ron says on the platform in the last novel, "Thank god you've inherited your mother's brains." Hermione also mentioned in the books that the Sorting Hat considered putting her in Ravenclaw before ultimately sorting her into Gryffindor, meaning Rose's genetic line certainly has Ravenclaw inclinations.
There seems to be confirmation from the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast that Rose will take after her mother Hermione as well.
"Rose is ambitious, obviously her mum is Hermione so she’s got a lot to live up to. I think they’re quite similar in the fact they put a lot of pressure on themselves. And she just wants to do the right thing," said Cherelle Skeete, the actor depicting Rose, on Pottermore.
J.K. Rowling also weighed in: "Rose is like her mother, but more secure, more grounded. She was born to wizards and knows her place in the world. Cherrelle plays her perfectly: bossy but deeply lovable."
The words that stick out here most are ambitious and just wants to do the right thing — one arguably a Gryffindor trait (or even Slytherin), and the other arguably skewing Hufflepuff. But hey, maybe the yellow robe seams are a red herring and we do have a Ravenclaw on our hands. Guess we're all just going to have to wait until July to find out!
To learn more about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, visit the official play website here.
Images: Courtesy of Charlie Gray