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Rachel Weisz talks being squashed under Game of Thrones horse

A horse trained on Game of Thrones accidentally squashed The Mummy Returns actress

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Rachel Weisz opened up about a scary encounter on the set of her new film, My Cousin Rachel, when a horse trained to 'die' while filming Game of Thrones collapsed on top of her. Chatting on tonight's Graham Norton Show, she said: "It had had been taught to 'die' when the left rein was pulled so when I finished a scene and pulled on the left rein he did an elegant collapse on top of me. It wasn't un-painful! It was okay but there was a horrible silence on set until everyone realised I was alright."

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Rachel was squashed by a horse

The actress also opened up about her riding skills in the film, adding: "I learnt to ride astride as a child so galloping side saddle in a corset and a big frock isn't un-challenging. It was a bit of a balancing act." Rachel was joined on the show by Martin Freeman, who opened up about his political views ahead of Thursday's general election.

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Martin also opened up about his political views

Admitting that he wouldn't like to take part in Question Time or Newsnight, he said: "I wouldn't do it. I would be taken to the cleaners and hung out to dry. These people do it for a living, 24-hours a day and no matter how right I feel there will be someone who could hang me out to dry in 30 seconds with a well-placed statistic so unless you are extremely well briefed I think it's as well to leave it alone." Thursday's general election has resulted in a hung parliament. Celebrities were quick to react to the news, with David Walliams tweeting: "Oh Theresa, what have you done?" while Russell Brand wrote: "So there you go. Voting. Like I've always said."

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