"Hamilton" goes to Hogwarts: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emma Watson play sorting hat for the Founders

This is why the Internet was made, obviously—let the arguments over Slytherin v. Ravenclaw begin

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published March 17, 2016 6:01PM (EDT)

Emma Watson and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Facebook)
Emma Watson and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Facebook)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, genius and star and creator of "Hamilton: the Musical," sat down for an interview with "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson for her #HeforShe campaign for gender equality. But when Alexander Hamilton hangs with Hermione Granger, of course they are going to hash out which characters from the beloved musical belong to which of the legendary four houses of Hogwarts.

No word yet on whether J.K. Rowling has a role for Manuel in an upcoming "Harry Potter"-verse sequel, reboot or spin-off, but if she does, surely he's an automatic fit for Gryffindor, too.

You'll never guess who almost squeaked into Hufflepuff! Watch the video below:

Sorting Hamilton into Hogwarts with Emma WatsonI talked to Emma Watson for #HeforShe, but not before sorting Hamilton the Musical characters into Hogwarts houses. Full interview coming up later today!

Posted by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Thursday, March 17, 2016


By Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's Editor in Chief. Her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," will be published in September 2022.

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