Not solely will Kelly be the primary actress of Southeast Asian descent to steer a Disney animated film, however Raya shall be Disney Animation Studios’ first film impressed by Southeast Asia.
Director Carlos López Estrada mentioned that he wasn’t a believer in a magical audition second till he noticed Kelly’s audition. After her first voice recording session, he and co-director Don Corridor have been shocked. “I am by no means going to neglect it,” he informed EW. “I feel [Don and I] rode within the automotive collectively, and we have been quiet, taking a look at one another and nodding our heads simply being like, ‘Yep, yep, yep. Kelly’s good.’”