Here's your daily reminder that the Scandal stars are absolutely nothing like their onscreen alter egos.
As smooth and quick and collected as they all might seem in the face of shocking news on the show, when it comes to real life they're actually just like us fans!
Case in point: Katie Lowes. Though she's become the badass Huck 2.0 for OPA, even flirting with the dark side last season and almost joining B613, Quinn has always been a quick learner. Back in the pilot, she caught on to the Gladiator way of life right away.
But Lowes? Not so much!
In honor of #TBT, the Scandal star tweeted the greatest video ever showing the differences between her and her onscreen character...by showing their reactions to landing their dream job. For Quinn, it was joining OPA and working under Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). For Lowes, it was starring on Shonda Rhimes' buzzy new drama.
And Lowes' real-life reaction to landing her dream role is the most adorable thing ever!
Press play on the video below to watch the amazing video now, and just try not to cry all of the happy tears. Just. Try.
Hey Lowes, can we get in on that group hug?!
What makes this even better? Connie Britton caused those tears, y'all! Before landing her dream job on Scandal, Lowes was actually the Friday Night Lights and Nashville's star nanny! "I was so upset when she got this little pilot," Britton once joked to us. "I think it was really pretty selfish on her part, I'll be honest."
Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.