LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Donning a different mantle from her breakout central role in the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, British actress Daisy Ridley took to the red carpet as both narrator and executive producer for the documentary “The Eagle Huntress”.
The story of a 13-year-old girl who trains to become the first female eagle hunter in Kazakhstan in decades, “The Eagle Huntress” stars a young Kazakh girl called Aisholpan, who also attended the premiere, a new experience for her.
“The first time I saw myself in the movie I was very excited to see it,” Aisholpan explained. “It was funny and interesting but I didn’t know it was going to be that big.”
Already well-received at the Sundance Film Festival this year, “The Eagle Huntress” opens in theaters on limited release on November 2.
Reporting by Reuters TV, Writing by Karishma Singh; Editing by Michael Perry