You won’t be seeing much of Salma Hayek in her new film, The Prophet. But rest assured, her mark is all over it.

The Mexican-American actress, who turns 49 on Monday, took on several aspects of the project, including the roles of producer and voice actor.

Along with director Roger Allers (The Lion King), Salma assembled a team of internationally renowned animators to realize episodes from the 1923 text by beloved Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran’s. Each of the anthology’s tales are strung together by a precocious young girl (voiced by Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis).

Salma’s inspiration for the bold project? Her young daughter, Valentina. “It was important to make a film that she can enjoy, but also that she can be inspired,”; the actress told ET Canada at TIFF 2014. “And a film that is good for the whole family to see. And the adults are as inspired as the children, but in a different way… This film is unique in that way. It’s hard to find family films that we can all enjoy.”;

Given Valentina’s love for animated features like The Lion King and Frozen, it appears more than likely the seven-year-old will connect with her mom’s new film. “She sings them all the time,”; Salma says. “The Lion King, of course… And the director of The Lion King is also the director of this one. And Frozen right now, yes definitely…”

A labour of love for Salma, The Prophet showcases the voices of several other A-list actors, including Liam Neeson as Mustafa, John Krasinski as Halim, Alfred Molina as Sergeant, and Frank Langella as Pasha.