David Benioff's Wife Amanda Peet Says She 'Didn't Understand' Backlash Surrounding the 'Game of Thrones' Finale

David Benioff's wife Amanda Peet speaks out on 'Game of Thrones' backlash.
David Benioff's wife Amanda Peet speaks out on 'Game of Thrones' backlash. | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Amanda Peet is standing by her man and his creative decisions. More specifically, the actress is not changing her unpopular opinion on the Game of Thrones series finale, reports People. Instead, she's still defending her stance, and David Benioff in the process. Peet claims it's not just because her husband was one of the series showrunners, but that she genuinely doesn't "understand" all the backlash.

The actress recently was interviewed on What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. During the virtual meeting, Peet admitted she "didn't understand the blowback" with fans when the Season 8 ending aired. After never-ending divisive reviews, Peet also admitted that it might be harder for her to be objective when it comes to her husband's work. As the publication notes, the actress has been married to Benioff for over a decade now.

"I had read it, and I loved it when I read it, and I continue to stand by it," Peet explained. "I just feel like maybe some people couldn't — didn't want to say goodbye, I don't know. 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!"

But for GoT fans, that finale meant so much more.