Note: Amanda Peet is a good actress, bad judge of greenlighting shows.
If were up to her, Game of Thrones wouldn’t have received a green light, People reports:
The actress, 43, has been married to David Benioff since 2006. He co-created GoT, now entering its fifth season, with D.B. Weiss – and Peet wasn’t so sure that the fantasy series should have been adapted for television.
“Yes, I thought it was a terrible idea,” Peet admitted to Conan O’Brien on Monday. “Terrible. Just silly. Dungeons and dragons but with real people.”
At that point, a low hush went over the Conan studio, and an embarrassed Peet put her head in her hands!
Of course, Peet is now her husband’s biggest fan – “Now I’m obsessed,” she revealed, telling O’Brien that she went into Benioff’s office to ask him something and saw the storyboards on his wall for the next season and she had to cover her eyes, terrified of spoilers.
The newest season premieres April 12, NO THANKS TO AMANDA PEET. In fact, keep her out of any pitch meetings forever and ever please (and thank you).