"I will never grow out of playing Carmen," Alexa tells JSYK. "She is such a part of me and is way cooler than I ever could come close to being in real life!"
'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D' will be released on August 19, but before you hit the theaters, find out what Alexa has to say about her co-stars, the new spies and gadgets and how she feels about starring in the franchise from the start in our exclusive interview below.
JSYK: Hi, Alexa! So, seven years have passed since the release of 'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.' In your opinion, why is 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D' a must-see?
Alexa Vega: We are bringing back the fun and excitement of being a Kid Spy! New gadgets, more spies, an evil villain AND 4D. This makes it even easier for the audience to feel like they are on the adventure with us.
JSYK: Which co-star did you connect with the most while filming? Are there any fun behind-the-scenes stories you can share?
AV: Of course my bro Daryl. We both started these films when we were so young. Coming back to the 'Spy Kids' set was so crazy! Playing with the gadgets and seeing all of the old sets gave us the greatest flashbacks. We really had an amazing time filming these movies and we all truly became a family.
JSYK: Which of the 'Spy Kids' gadgets do you wish you could have in real life?
AV: Out of all the gadgets in all the 'Spy Kids' films it would be between the Jet-Pack and Ralph the Spy Bug!
JSYK: What was it like being in a film in your first starring role at such a young age?
AV: I don't think any of us thought of it that way. I was actually just talking to Daryl (Juni) about this the other day. We had no idea what we were getting into. We just knew how cool it was to be playing with gadgets, doing all of our own stunts and pretending to be spies. Then, when the movie came out and was such a success, the media that covered it was a big shock because to us, we were just having a good time. We never ever thought to ourselves "Hey, we're 'starring' in a movie." We were just two kids excited to be a part of this big adventure. That's the one experience that I wish the new 'Spy Kids' had. Rowan and Mason already know how fun and cool these films are. I almost wish they came into this experience as naive and innocent as Daryl and I did ... It really was something special.