First and foremost, we looked for actors who have great vocal impact, with voices that were appropriate to the stories. Secondly, we looked for performers with a commitment to the issue of girls' education, and a willingness to support the wider efforts of Girl Rising. And, lastly, we looked for actors who could attract the most attention to the message of the film and individuals who are admired and recognized worldwide for their talents. We were certainly conscious of our international footprint, and our performers represent six countries, but we did need to balance our goals with the desire to be more broadly representative.