'Game of Thrones' season 7 behind-the-scenes: Dany's Mad Queen side

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A poster of "Game of Thrones" season 7 of HBO starring Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. GameofThrones/ Facebook

Danenerys has shown her Mad Queen side in “Game of Thrones” season 7. In two behind-the-scenes videos released by the producers, Emilia Clarke talked about how her character channels her inner Targaryen when things started to fall apart for her. The following article contains spoilers from the episodes that have already aired.

“With every time something goes wrong…more Targaryen comes out, more fire comes out,” Clarke (Daenerys) said in the behind-the-scenes video (see below). The only victory the Mother of Dragons tasted before the Loot Train attack was when she took Dragonstone. Since then, she lost the Greyjoy navy that was loyal to her, and the two kingdoms of Dorne and the Reach have been defeated.

“So she starts to take matters into her own hands,” Clarke said. The success came at a heavy price. Drogon was wounded, and her enemies now know that the magical creatures are not so invulnerable after all.

Filming the Loot Train attack was also a challenge for the cast and crew. For Clarke in particular, she was strapped on a mount in the studio, and her job was to imagine that she was controlling a huge dragon on a battlefield.

While there have been setbacks for Daenerys, there have also been some gains. The most important gain is the friendship of a potential ally Jon Snow (Kit Harington). There is a lot of political tension between the two characters at the moment, with the King in the North wanting Dany’s armies to fight with him. Meanwhile, the Mother of Dragons wants him to bend the knee.

In the behind-the-scenes video, co-executive producer David Benioff hinted at a potential romance between Daenerys and Jon Snow. The two characters have started to get attracted to each other, the producer said. With the battle-hardened commander from the North and the Khaleesi coming together, it is easy to take the Iron Throne. But will it be enough to fight the Others?

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