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Alexa PenaVega Talks Reality of Being a Child Actress: ‘It was Like Summer Camp’

Photo from Alexa PenaVega’s Instagram

Alexa PenaVega Talks Reality of Being a Child Actress: ‘It was Like Summer Camp’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Alexa and Carlos PenaVega sat down with Matt and Abby Howard on “The Unplanned Podcast” to discuss marriage, parenthood and their experiences in the entertainment industry. Alexa opened up about what it was like to be a child actress on the set of the film SPY KIDS.

“As far as, like, being a child actor, I had the best time ever. I mean I was literally playing dress up every single day, doing something that I loved, something that was so unique and fun and while, yeah I didn’t have a normal childhood, I didn’t know any other way, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way,” she shared.

Matt asked Alexa if she had any untold stories. “I feel like there must be some, like, funny things that must have happened on set,” he said.

“Well, SPY KIDS, for the second one, there were so many kids on SPY KIDS 2 set that that was the best filming experience I have ever had ever ever ever ever because, I’m 13 years old, and it’s like right when you’re crushing on guys, you know?” Alexa replied.

The actress revealed that between the child stunt doubles and child stand-ins, she had plenty of kids to get into trouble with between takes.

“We had like this secret break dancing room in the back of set that we like broke into, and nobody knew that we had access to this room,” she continued. “So like, all like 15 of us kids would pour into this room. We put down…cardboard, and we’d all like blast music and break dance in there.”

“But then nobody could find us, and nobody would be able to shoot anything ’cause they’re like, ‘Where are these kids at?’ and we’re just hiding in this, like random room and like airport hangar that we had found.”

“It’s just, like, fun. It was like summer camp,” she said.

Carlos and Alexa announced on Instagram that they are slated to co-star in their first movie for Great American Pure Flix.

“We’re so excited to announce that @therealcarlospena and @vegaalexa will star in their first movie for Great American Pure Flix, ‘Mr. Manhattan’, premiering on May 24th! 💙,” Great American Pue Flix captioned the photo.

Movieguide previously reported:

Husband and wife duo Carlos and Alexa PenaVega will co-star in a new Great American Pure Flix movie.

The streamer’s new movie, MR. MANHATTAN, follows “Mason Bradley (Carlos PenaVega) [who] makes a promise to his brother and sister-in-law to be godfather to their newborn son (and future children). Mason has exciting news of his own: he’s just been accepted to Columbia Law School, which comes as a shock to his fiancé, Dani (Alexa PenaVega),” a summary reads.

“Ten years on, Mason is surround by big city life and obsessed with becoming partner in his firm,” the synopsis continues. “He and Dani have broken up. Just when Mason feels personal success is at hand, he receives an unimaginable call. His brother and sister-in-law have tragically been killed in a car accident. Mason is now a single father with two children.”

“Carlos and Alexa are audience favorites and so beloved for their commitment to family on and off the screen, which is the foundation of MR. MANHATTANAnd we are excited about a number of additional projects in development with these two enormously talented actors,” GAF CEO Bill Abbott said, per PR Newswire.


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