AMANDA PEET

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The To­geth­er­ness and The Good Wife ac­tress, 45, is back with a new TV com­edy. In Brock­mire, which pre­mieres April 5 on IFC, Peet plays Jules, the hard­drink­ing, strong-willed owner of a mi­nor league base­ball team, the Mor­ris­town Frack­ers, who hires a dis­graced ma­jor league an­nouncer, Jim Brock­mire (Hank Azaria), to call the plays.

Was the ap­peal of Brock­mire its crazi­ness? Def­i­nitely. I like things that are a lit­tle bit off. And I’m a huge fan of Hank.

It’s funny, but is it also a kind of love story? It’s a love story, for sure. One of the rea­sons Jim and Jules con­nect is they both love base­ball so much and they both love drink­ing. I think they’re re­ally at­tracted to each other. How much do you ac­tu­ally know about base­ball? Noth­ing. I watched Ken Burns’ doc­u­men­tary, I read some and I looked at the doc­u­men­tary about the Port­land Mav­er­icks, who were a mi­nor league team. I feel like I didn’t re­tain that much. I still had to ask Hank, “Am I sup­posed to be happy when he runs to first base, or sad?”

Have you ever lob­bied your hus­band, writer­pro­ducer David Be­nioff, for a role on Game of Thrones? I try re­ally hard, es­pe­cially when I’ve had a few drinks. I’ll put on my English ac­cent, such as it is, in front of [creators] Dan [Weiss] and David. They just act re­ally em­bar­rassed for me.

How does she feel about Brock­mire’s nu­dity? Go to Pa­rade.com/peet to find out.

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