The actress, who is married to the hit series’ showrunner, David Benioff, appeared on Craig Ferguson’s “The Late Late Show” and discussed her love for the show. Ferguson had an idea how she could win a part. Watch below.
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Amanda Peet so desperately wants to be on HBO’s super-popular show “Game of Thrones”. The actress, soon to be seen in Clark Gregg’s film “Trust Me”, says she keeps auditioning for a role in the hope that the hit show’s showrunner David Benioff would take notice. Sounds like it should be a fairly easy – and convenient – task, given the fact that Benioff, who is also the show’s co-creator, is her husband, and that these impromptu auditions are held at the couple’s home.
Peet appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on Tuesday and – when asked by the host what life is like in the couple’s household – said, jokingly, that she “just go around my house just sort of auditioning for parts on Game of Thrones”.
She went on to give a try at her best “Game of Thrones” accent to show Ferguson how she goes about trying to get onto the show. With Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the show, being Ferguson’s other guest that evening, the actress felt inspired to go even further with her not-so-subtle audition. “Jon Snow!” she said, in her best English accent. “Are you looking at my ass, Jon Snow?”
Peet and Benioff have been married since 2006 and they have two children. Benioff, who is also a successful novelist and screenwriter, co-wrote this season’s shocker “Game of Thrones” episode – Monday’s “The Mountain and the Viper”, which was watched by an estimated 7.17 million people during its first airing.
As for her pickle, Ferguson had a piece of advice to offer the actress… You’ve guessed it. It’s the age old trick of sleeping with your husband, the showrunner. (…Or offering him up “an extra bit of tickle”).
Watch the rollicking interview below.
Amanda Peet was born in 1972 to a Jewish mother and a Protestant Quaker father. She appeared in film, stage and television.
Peet’s first screen performance was in a television commercial for Skittles. She made her film debut in the drama film “Animal Room” (1995), and for much of the late 1990’s, maintained a steady acting career in independent films.
Her first role in a widely released feature film came in 2000, with the mafia comedy film “The Whole Nine Yards”, starring Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry. Critic Roger Ebert called Peet’s performance “Perfect”, and she received a nomination for the “Favorite Supporting Actress: Comedy” award at the 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
She went on to star in films such as 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” and 2009’s “2012”, and in television series, including Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”.
David Benioff was born in 1970 to a family of German Jewish and Russian Jewish descent.
While working as a high school English teacher, he wrote a book called “The 25th Hour”, which he later adapted into a screenplay that was filmed by director Spike Lee.
Among his work, Benioff drafted a screenplay of 2004’s mythological epic “Troy” and wrote the script for 2005’s psychological thriller “Stay”. In 2008, his second novel, “City of Thieves” was published.
Benioff is the co-creator, executive producer, showrunner and a writer on “Game of Thrones”, HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series of novels.