Let's face it, Amanda Peet is kind of awesome. Not only is she beautiful, she's starring in the likable new sitcom Bent (premiering tonight on NBC with back-to-back episodes at 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c), about a single mom whose home — and heart — is turned upside down by a charismatic contractor (David Walton). What's more, she's married to Game of Thrones exec producer David Benioff. Is it any wonder we're bent on talking to her?
TV Guide Magazine: It's been five years since Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. What convinced you to do a comedy this time?
Peet: I wasn't convinced because it was a comedy. I thought the writing was good and hoped it was a good part for me.
TV Guide Magazine: Do you relate to your character, Alex?
Peet: Yeah! I am a stressed-out mom. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: Had you known David Walton before the show?
Peet: No, so it was like a revelation. I [can't] believe he isn't a movie star. I worship him. He's so funny and gorgeous.
TV Guide Magazine: How have your own experiences with home repair been?
Peet: Throughout the years, I have had many things done, but I've been pretty lucky. My contractors have been great. I'm sure they tried to upsell me, but when you're prepared for that, it's easier. [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: What's next for you?
Peet: We'll go to Ireland for the summer for [the filming of] Game of Thrones. I'm a psychotic fan of that show...I spend a lot of time screaming at my husband, "I can't believe this person is going to have sex with this person!"
TV Guide Magazine: Have you hinted at a possible role?
Peet: Hinted? Are you kidding? I've been having sex with him for seven years...you'd think I'd get a role! I keep asking him, and he just looks at me and then changes the subject.
TV Guide Magazine: Maybe you should introduce dragons into your routine.
Peet: You know, maybe I will!