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Amanda Peet, Who Is Married to 'Game of Thrones' Show Creator, Reveals What She Thought of Finale

Actress Amanda Peet made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen this week and she was asked what she really thought about the Game of Thrones finale. This is a great question because Amanda is married to the HBO hit’s co-creator David Benioff.

Amanda responded that she “loved it” and she stands by the controversial finale of the show.

“I feel like some people didn’t want to say goodbye. I don’t know,” she continued. “Look, maybe I’m just too close to it, but I didn’t understand the blowback. For God’s sake, people, it’s a television show.”

If you don’t know, an alternate ending was actually filmed for Game of Thrones. Fans actually demanded a reshoot from HBO but were not successful in their efforts.

Amanda Peet Talks About Her New Role as Betty Broderick in 'Dirty John' Season 2

Amanda Peet is opening up about the brand new season of Dirty John, which this time focuses on Betty Broderick.

Here’s what the 48-year-old actress shared with Variety:

On the advice she got from Holland Taylor: “Before I started, she gave me a great piece of advice: Don’t play crazy. She encouraged me to look at each scene as a legitimate protest or a justified experience…and the story is riveting. They appeared to be such an average, suburban American family. And yet the story ended up being so violent and tragic. I think Alexandra [Cunningham, creator] feels that there’s value in exploring how and why — how could that have happened?”

On her decision to not comment on Betty’s current appeals: “I made a decision that I’m not going to comment on the legal proceedings. Partly just because I have no business doing so, but also I think Alexandra did a good job of showing that this was a fairly complicated case. Divorce laws then left no protections for women who had sublimated their own ambitions and careers when they had children. They were left with no money, and without a lot of legal power decades later — and no earning power, really.”

On having an all-woman production team behind the show: “It’s just a beautiful kind of acknowledgment that everyone is dealing with kids who are being left at home while we were doing these 13- to 14-hour days. That was powerful.”

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, focuses on Betty, a San Diego housewife whose husband, Dan (Christian Slater), cruelly discards her, for which she takes murderous revenge.

The new season kicks off on June 2 on USA. Check out some of the pics from filming here!

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Sandra Oh to Star in New Netflix Series Written By Amanda Peet!

Sandra Oh has booked her next television role… and it’s in a new series written by actress Amanda Peet!

The Emmy-winning actress will star in and executive produce a six-episode dramedy series titled The Chair, which has been set up at Netflix.

Amanda wrote the series and will executive produce alongside Sandra, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff (her husband) and D.B. Weiss, and Bernie Caulfield. She is also going to be the showrunner.

Sandra will play the chair of the English department at a major university, according to THR. Jay Duplass will also star in the series.

This is the first television series that Amanda has written, though she has written two plays in the past.

Connie Britton, Malin Akerman, & Marisa Tomei Arrive in Style for Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020

Connie Britton and Malin Akerman both arrive in style for the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 52-year-old Friday Night Lights actress donned a black dress with a plunging neckline while the 41-year-old Watchmen actress wore a white dress with black detailing for the party.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Connie Britton

Other stars at the event included Marisa Tomei, Diane Lane, Sharp Objects actress Patricia Clarkson, Clueless actress Alicia Silverstone, Brockmire actress Amanda Peet and husband David Benioff, A Million Little Pieces actress Juliette Lewis, along with Bless This Mess actress Lake Bell and husband Scott Campbell.

FYI: Connie wore a Hamel dress, Satta Maturi earrings, and rings by Maxior and Le Vian. Malin is wearing an Antonio Berardi dress while carrying an Atelier Swarovski clutch. Marisa is wearing a Georges Hobeika Couture dress and Stuart Weitzman shoes. Alicia is wearing a Christian Siriano dress.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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Christian Slater & Amanda Peet Begin Filming 'Dirty John' Season Two

Christian Slater gets into character as he begins filming Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story on Saturday afternoon (September 21) in Los Angeles.

The 50-year-old actor stepped out in a tux shirt and pants while wearing a red cumberbund as he was joined on set by co-star Amanda Peet as they filmed a few scenes for season two of the Bravo series.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Christian Slater

In season two, Amanda will play Betty Broderick, who is a convicted murdered, with Christian playing her ex husband. The show will span from the 1960s to the 1980s and will follow the breakdown of the marriage. In 1989, Betty murdered Daniel T. Broderick III and his second wife, Linda Broderick and she’s currently in prison.

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'Dirty John' Season Two to Star Christian Slater & Amanda Peet

Dirty John‘s second season has two new stars and a new story line!

The second season will be titled Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story and will star Amanda Peet and Christian Slater.

Amanda will play Betty Broderick, who is a convicted murdered, with Christian playing her ex husband. The show will span from the 1960s to the 1980s and will follow the breakdown of the marriage. In 1989, Betty murdered Daniel T. Broderick III and his second wife, Linda Broderick and she’s currently in prison.

Here’s a synopsis, according to Deadline: Betty Broderick (Peet) is the perfect Southern California blonde wife and mother. Married to her handsome college boyfriend Dan (Slater), Betty charms everyone she meets. After years of sacrifice and suffering while supporting Dan through both medical and law school until he exploded onto the San Diego legal scene as a superstar, Betty is finally enjoying the fruits of their labors. That is, until Dan hires Linda, a bright, beautiful young woman without baggage with whom he can happily forget the struggles of his past. Betty’s attempts to fight back and enraged refusals to accept reality only serve to isolate and destabilize her until she loses her very identity. And Dan’s cold confidence blinds him to the bear he has created, and won’t stop poking … until it’s too late.

Amanda Peet, Sarah Silverman & Aubrey Plaza Put On Their Best at Vanity Fair's Oscars Party

Amanda Peet, Sarah Silverman and Aubrey Plaza are all decked out in black as they strike a pose on the carpet at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were also joined at the big bash by Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne, Juliette Lewis, Dree Hemingway and Amanda‘s husband David Benioff.

FYI: Amanda is wearing Jimmy Choo shoes. Sarah is wearing Moschino by Jeremy Scott suit. Aubrey is wearing Christian Louboutin shoes. Chloe is wearing a Preen bodysuit and skirt with jewelry by Chopard. Natasha is wearing The Blonds and carrying a Jimmy Choo clutch. Dree is wearing a The Row dress, a Tyler Ellis clutch, Roger Vivier pumps, a Djula necklace and Marco Bicego earrings.

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