We haven't been able to move off the couch since binging Stranger Things 2 on Netflix, and are questioning how we're going to survive without another dose of drama from the Upside Down. Thankfully, we've just uncovered the Stranger Things cast's audition tapes, and they're as amazing as you'd expect. In the videos, the cast ranges from 10 to 13 years old, but their acting is as incredible as ever.

The behind-the-scenes spinoff show, Beyond Stranger Things, reveals the most incredible videos of Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLoughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson) reading for their parts before the series became a pop culture phenomenon.

In the video below, Millie is seen sobbing her eyes out during a particularly emotional moment, while Finn absolutely smashes one of Mike's scenes where he's arguing with his sister Nancy. (Apparently, Finn was sick in bed at the time of his audition, and literally filmed his tape on an iPhone… ) And of course, Gaten gives his first rendition of Dustin — lisp and all. Watch below to see the kids' adorable audition tapes!

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