Her husband, David Benioff, co-created HBO's award-winning series with D.B. Weiss

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated January 28, 2015 10:30 AM
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Not to cast aspersions on Amanda Peet‘s character, or anything, but she may not have the best judgment.

If it were up to her, Game of Thrones wouldn’t have received a green light!

The actress, 43, has been married to David Benioff since 2006. He co-created GoT, now entering its fifth season, with D.B. Weiss – and Peet wasn’t so sure that the fantasy series should have been adapted for television.

“Yes, I thought it was a terrible idea,” Peet admitted to Conan O’Brien on Monday. “Terrible. Just silly. Dungeons and dragons but with real people.”

At that point, a low hush went over the Conan studio, and an embarrassed Peet put her head in her hands!

Of course, Peet is now her husband’s biggest fan – “Now I’m obsessed,” she revealed, telling O’Brien that she went into Benioff’s office to ask him something and saw the storyboards on his wall for the next season and she had to cover her eyes, terrified of spoilers.

She may want to avoid the comments sections on any and all Game of Thrones news stories moving forward. (Did we tempt fate?)

The fifth season of Game of Thrones premieres April 12.