I was reading about how the perennial fanboy favorite, Natalie Portman, has 5 movies coming out in 2011. Most of these are going to get big splashy releases and most likely top rankings at the box office (damn you, Kutcher!). But it still makes me remember that she was once the little girl from LEON (or THE PROFESSIONAL, if there are any of you less-hip people out there) and even the teenager from BEAUTIFUL GIRLS. At some point, Portman transitioned into being an object of lust with very little complaint about recalling that she was once forbidden jail bait. Which makes me think of this week's hot or not babe.
Pretty much Alexa is just the little girl from the SPY KIDS movies, right? Vega's been acting since she was a baby, including appearing on "Evening Shade" when she was 5. She hasn't stopped taking roles, even if SLEEPOVER all but killed most of her opportunities to do anything outside of goofy teenage crap. Then again, some people have told me that REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA was good (even if that still doesn't convince me to watch it).
Is it because she's Latina? I can't really see that being an issue, given that she looks about as Latina as Jessica Alba. She's a shortie, standing at barely 5'1", but height doesn't seem to stop many other actresses of short stature. I don't want to comment on her acting ability, seeing as how other than the teen stuff, I haven't really watched anything she's been in. But there really isn't much other than the teen stuff in her resume.
FROM PRADA TO NADA doesn't look as if it's going to boost Alexa's visibility but she has the next SPY KIDS installment due to pop up later in the year. With 8 years having passed since the last movie came out (back when she was only 15 - yes, she's nearly 23 and completely legal now), I'm thinking it will have provided enough time to help demonstrate that Alexa's a grown-up now. But will she get a chance to be hot enough to prove that she's all spy and not so much kid? I'm going to just go with a cute chick so far, but I'd love to know if the potential that's here could blossom into something more.
What do you think of Alexa Vega?