Amanda Peet stars as Kate Curtis in Roland Emmerich's new apocalyptic thriller, '2012.' Kate, a single mother of two, must navigate her children through an obstacle course of the world imploding while also stroking the egos of both her ex-husband, Jackson (John Cusack), and current boyfriend, Gordon (Tom McCarthy), who are both along for the ride.

Peet sat down with us in Midtown Manhattan to discuss the rigors of filming her first big-budget action film and gave us candid insight on how she avoided the pratfalls of being in the limelight.