Alexa Vega hasn't been a kid actor for years; she even appeared as an all-growned-up version of her character, Carmen Cortez, in the recent "Spy Kids 4."
And she's done plenty since then, most recently and notably the popular "From Prada to Nada." Now she's joining with Judy Reyes, once of the long-running sitcom "Scrubs," more recently part of the stunning drama "Gun Hill Road," in a challenging (and slightly surprising) little Lifetime Movie Network film, "The Pregnancy Project."
The movie, premiering on Sunday January 28 at 8P/7C on Lifetime, is based on a real-life memoir by Gaby Rodriguez, a high school student in Washington State who decided to see what it was like to be pregnant and seventeen. With the use of a fake baby bump, she first passed herself of as expecting, suffered with the rejection and changes in attitudeÔÇªand then revealed the truth and wrote about it all. (You can get a copy of the book, or a Kindle addition, right here, on amazon.com.
Walter Perez is the male lead hereÔÇôa young actor on the way up who's already had arcs on "The District" and "Friday Night Lights;" he's guest-starred on high-end series like "Off the Map," "The Protector," and "Chaos," and he's part of ABC's big new Amazon-horror series "The River," premiering soon. (More on Walter in a future post!).
Meanwhile, Vega isn't exactly idle. She officially crossed over into cult status when she starred in "Repo! The Genetic Opera" a couple of years ago; now she's just finishing shooting a short for "Opera" director, Darren L. Bousman. (And if you're a Netflix subscriber, you can watch "Repo!" Instantly.)