October 20, 2016 / 6:57 AM / 3 years ago

'Star Wars' actress takes on diverse role for Kazakh documentary

British Actress Daisy Ridley poses for photographers at the Empire Awards in London, Britain March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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

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