It seems that some people do not expect the former child star to have grown up in the 11 years since we first saw her play the part of Carmen Cortez in Robert Rodriguez’s family friendly sci-fi movie from 2001. The movie, which also starred Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Terri Hatcher and George Clooney, was a big box-office hit. The success of Spy Kids led to a further 3 Spy Kids movies (Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and Spy Kids: All the Time in the World) and in total the franchise has taken over half a billion dollars worldwide.
Alexa’s new movie Machete Kills is a follow-up to Rodriguez’s 2010 action movie Machete. Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and Danny Trejo from Machete will be reprising their roles in the new movie and are to be joined by a great cast of newcomers including Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr, Vanessa Hudgens and of course Alexa Vega.
Alexa’s newly released shot from Machete Kills will certainly do no harm in helping to promote either the movie or indeed her own career.
She has said that it was important for her to show a different side from that she is best known for. Alexa said: “The first time I walked out in my outfit on set, everyone was like, ‘Wow, you’re not allowed to wear that.’
“This was all about owning my sexuality. I worked really hard for it in a way that I never had to work hard for something else before.”
Anyone who is finding it hard to think of Alexa as an adult should remember that she has done a lot of other work since her Spy Kids days and has also been married and divorced.
In the new movie Alexa plays the part of KillJoy, an assassin working for Madame Desdemona played by our favourite curvy Latino actress, Sofia Vergara.
As well as the photo shown here you can check out Alexa on Twitter @alexavega to see more hot photos she has posted of herself.
Alexa is just the latest former child star who is trying to show us a more sexy side now she is older. She follows the likes of Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Emma Roberts, Lindsay Lohan, Hayden Panettiere, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Emma Watson who all seem to have done a great job of showing us they have now all grown up.