Ever since the premiere of This Is Us season four, fans can’t wait to see how the newest character, Cassidy (Jennifer Morrison), will fit into the story line. While the 40-year-old actress is no stranger to the small screen, she recently admitted that she had to “fight” for the guest role.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morrison talked about joining the cast of the hit NBC series. Although she previously starred as Emma Swan in Once Upon a Time, she had to audition for This Is Us just like every other actress.
“This was not something that was just like offered to me—I had to fight for this,” she said.
When Morrison heard that Dan Fogelman was looking to expand the cast, it immediately piqued her interest. “I love the show. I’m a fan of the show, and I heard that there was a great guest arc coming for a strong female and Dan Fogelman auditions everybody. Everybody auditions for the show,” she added.