If you remember watching the precocious young super spy Carmen Cortez, played by Alexa Vega, in Robert Rodriguez’s first three Spy Kids movies, the new teaser image from Machete Kills, in which Alexa Vega will be playing a female assassin named Killjoy, will make you feel REALLY old.
“The first time I walked out in my outfit on set, everyone was like, ‘Wow, you’re not allowed to wear that!’” laughs Vega. “I’ve never done anything like this. I’d never felt comfortable enough, and I never thought this would be the project where I’d take a step forward.
“This was all about owning my sexuality,” she continues. “I worked really hard for it in a way that I never had to work hard for something before.”
Alexa Vega’s character is described as a kind of guardian angel for prostitutes, with the actress describing her role as a welcome step up from the roles she has played before.
“My characters have always been light,” she says. “Killjoy is the first role to challenge that.”
As for the image, here’s Alexa Vega as the female assassin, and guardian of prostitutes, Killjoy: