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Toronto: Salma Hayek Says Adapting 'The Prophet' Was A "Miracle"
Salma Hayek spent four years working to bring an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran ’s The Prophet , first published in 1923, to the big screen. The Prophet tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young, mischievous girl and an imprisoned poet. Hayek not only produces but voices a role in the movie, the making of which she calls a "miracle."
She talked to THR about the process: "I am very proud to be able to bring a film that has a message, that is uplifting, that treats young people with intelligence, that makes them think in beautiful ways. The film itself is a very unique experience: Watching the film there is a story, and within the story there are moments where you come out of the film to be with yourself for a minute and then you go back to the film. "