Alexa PenaVega has credited her mom with serving to her navigate youngster stardom.
The 32-year-old actress rocketed to fame when she performed Carmen Cortez within the ‘Spy Children’ franchise, which started with the primary film in 2001, when Alexa was solely 14 years outdated.
And now that she’s a mom of two children – Ocean, three, and Kingston, 15 months, whom she has along with her husband and ‘Huge Time Rush’ star Carlos PenaVega – of her personal, Alexa understands how a lot her mom needed to “hand over” with the intention to assist her obtain her desires.
She defined: “My mother was a single mother for a very long time and he or she raised three children and took me to each audition with my sisters. It was the 4 of us and we’d journey in every single place.
“My sisters, they might be hanging out with their pals, going to birthday events, doing all these issues, however as an alternative, they have been touring with us as a result of my mother needed to ensure to maintain the household collectively. As a result of a number of the horror tales you do hear, it is when all these households get cut up up. When you do not have the mother or father truly elevating the children, it is whoever they’re round that truly finally ends up influencing them and elevating them.
“My mother labored actually arduous in giving rather a lot up for me to have the ability to get to the place that I did.”
Alexa additionally praised the ‘Spy Children’ crew with making a child-friendly atmosphere on set, as a result of she doesn’t assume she was pressured to develop up too quickly like different younger stars.
She added: “They needed us to be children. So on our lunch breaks, we might all exit within the subject and we would be on the lookout for scorpions and lizards and loopy issues as a result of we have been capturing at these deserted airport hangars.
“And my sisters, in the event that they weren’t doing schoolwork, they have been within the prop home studying the way to make their very own photo voltaic ovens and making their very own computer systems as a result of the prop guys have been so cool that they needed to show all these children. It simply gave us a really completely different upbringing.”
And since Alexa had optimistic experiences with being a younger star, she wouldn’t hesitate to let her two sons comply with in her footsteps in the event that they desired.
She advised Individuals journal: “So long as we train them wholesome boundaries and that they do not have to suit the mould of the trade, that you could create your personal mould, then I might say go for it.”