You guys. "This Is Us" returns to NBC for its third season NEXT WEEK. This is not a drill. And because NBC knows how obsessed we all are with this tear-jerking drama, they took us back to the beginnings of it with the one-hour special "The Paley Center Salutes This Is Us."
Between the interviews, the audition tapes, and the sneak peeks, it's definitely a must-watch.
In Ventimiglia and Metz's audition tapes, below, he reads the actual lines from the hospital scene with Dr. K, while she reads lines from a date-night scene with Toby. They both nailed it, obviously.
Moore got emotional in her audition, tearing up for the casting directors. But as one of the first people to audition, they still had many other actresses read for the part. Later, they called her back to do a "chemistry test" with Ventimiglia, and OMG, it was magic.
"I guess the rest is history, because we both got the job," Moore said in her tape.
Like Moore and Ventimiglia, Brown and Watson had to test their chemistry for their parts as Randall and Beth. Unsurprisingly, they clicked right away, too. But Watson revealed she almost didn't go to the audition at all, as she was about to give up acting.
We're so glad she stuck with it!
Here's your sneak peek into what's to come in season three. I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up from the preview alone.