Amanda Peet took a break from shooting the second season of the HBO comedy "Togetherness" to stop by The Times recently to discuss her work on the show and her loose-cannon character, Tina.
We talked about how wardrobe informs the 40ish character (Tina — not Peet, just to be clear — likely shops at Forever 21 and Abercrombie) and learned that it's actually possible to find an outfit that's too over-the-top for even Tina to wear (a swimsuit with a "lot of holes" failed to make the cut last week).
And though the show's creators, Mark and Jay Duplass, encourage improvisation, there is apparently a line that you can cross.
"They have told me, 'Can you swear just a little bit less?' " Peet reveals. "My husband gives me that note too."
And while we're on the subject of swearing and Peet's husband, "Game of Thrones" co-creator David Benioff, Peet had much to say about her continued campaign to land a role on the show.
"I will tell you that I was just recently in the car with D.B. Weiss, David's partner, and David and Dan's wife and they were talking about some character that's coming up ... who is a small, three-episode arc, my age ... and I said, 'David and Dan, can I do it? I want to do it!' I'm not kidding," Pete recalls. "And the silence that fell upon the car was so heartbreaking, I can't even tell you. If you looked up in the dictionary 'awkward silence,' they could just cut to that. And then they kind of backpedaled. 'No, she's gotta be like this.' I don't even remember what their excuses were, but they were dreadful."
Apparently, this was not a good subject to bring up to someone who cautioned us earlier that she was going to have a difficult time abiding by The Times' language standards. But abide she did. It's all right here. And if Benioff doesn't cast his lovely wife after this interview, well, we'll happily join her in this "grudge" she's holding against this heartless bastard. Wait ... can we say that?