What Game Of Throne’s Emilia Clarke Really Looks Like Filming Her Dragon Scenes

This will change the way you watch Game Of Thrones forever...

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Mother of dragons Emilia Clarke and her fire-breathing friend. Image Picture HBO

A new clip revealing the incredible special effects that go into making Game Of Thrones has been revealed.

Ahead of the show’s seventh season, special effects supervisor Sam Conway talks us through the process that goes into every episode of the fantasy drama in the footage, and it might just change the way you watch the show forever.

The clip released by HBO focuses on the way showrunners film Daenerys Targaryen’s scenes with her three dragons, which of course look WAY different in the studio to how they do in the finished episode.

We hate to break it to you, but dragons are – sadly – not real, and a LOT of work has to go in behind the scenes to bring them to life with special effects.

While actress Emilia Clarke might look totally badass flying around on one of the beasts, in reality, things are very different.

The clip shows what Clarke really looks like while filming the flying scenes, and she’s holding onto what looks like a gaint wheely-bin, surrounded by green screens.

It’s not just than either – incredible sequences featuring dragons breathing fire are actually made using giant flamethrowers on a crane, which is obviously incredibly cool too.

There’s also a few hints of what to expect from season seven hidden in the clip, with preparations for a huge naval battle featured in the footage.

The effects on the show are amongst the best in the world, and it’s no surprise that the sixth season  had a huge budget of around $10m per episode.

We’ll see more when Game Of Thrones season seven airs on July 16.

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