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.