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Winter is here! Emilia Clarke posts blustery video while filming Game of Thrones season 7

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As every Game of Thrones fans will know, winter has finally arrived in the fantasy land of Westeros, and it looks like Emilia Clarke is finding the new weather conditions particularly challenging.  

In a hilarious video posted to her 7.3 million fans on Instagram, the star, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit show, revealed that they were filming in very windy conditions. Wrapped up in a khaki puffer jacket with a fur hood, she says: "This is Bear Grylls filming circa Game of Thrones" before her hood is blown from her head, revealing her white blonde Daenerys wig.

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The star captioned the video: "And then I fell over. Or rather a brisk 50mph N.Irish wind caught me unawares....#gameofhowtostanduprightinagaleforcewind #atleasttheviewmsdeitallworthiteh? #bitoftailwinddoesnicleyonadragonridethough."

Followers of the Emmy-nominated star were quick to make jokes, with one writing: "You are a Stormborn, no need to be afraid of gale."


Emilia plays Daenerys Targaryen in the hit show

"Are you riding your dragon lol?" Another added.

The weather in Northern Ireland certainly makes a change from Emilia's usual filming location of Morocco for the show, and fans were quick to point out that as the 29-year-old is filming in Belfast it can only mean that Daenerys has finally made it to Westeros.

The showrunners of the HBO show, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, revealed that they were filming later in the year to make the winter scenes more realistic, saying: "We don't have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a bit later. We're starting a bit later because at the end of this season, winter is here. And that means that sunny weather doesn't really serve our purposes any more.

"So we've kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot."

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