It has been some journey for Alexa Vega, who went from playing little Carmen Cortez in Spy Kids to a role as KillJoy in the upcoming thriller, Machete Kills.
This became evident after the 23-year-old actress posted a sneak-peak photo on her Twitter account of her character, KillJoy, in a tight, low-cut metallic bra and wearing heavy eye make-up.
Machete Kills, another film directed by Robert Rodriguez, is a far cry from his Spy Kids from 2001. It is the second film in the Machete trilogy, which began with a fake movie trailer that Rodriguez created for Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse in 2007.
In this new film, a man named Machete, played by Danny Trejo, is recruited by the U.S. government and given a mission to fight his way through Mexico and stop the launch of a deadly missile.
The caption to Vega’s new photo she posted on Twitter read, “RR gave the OK for a sneak peek.”
The photo has gotten many fans excited and curious about the new film. For many, it’s just strange to see the transformation from 2001 Vega to the present-day scantily clad actress portrayed in this new photograph.
Questions abound about what her ex-husband, Sean Covel, may think about this racy pic. They were married for about a year and a half and have made headlines due to their recent divorce.
In reference to the divorce, Vega tweeted, “My relationship with Dean was deeply important and formative for both of us. It simply evolved out of a marriage and into a friendship.”
Vega will be featured in Machete Kills along with Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson and former co-star Danny Trejo, among others.