For so many kids growing up in the 2000s spy kids were the movie event of their childhood. It had actions, comedy, and a star-studded cast – including Antonia Banderas and George Clooney – but the best part about the 2001 flick was the dynamic between siblings Carmen and Juni Cortez. Fans of the Robert Rodriguez- directed film rejoiced on Thursday when the now grown-up actors reunite via Instagram live.
It was a blast from the past we all needed. Although Sabara has stayed in touch with his former onscreen sisters. It was the first time Penavega had ever met his wife, pop star Meghan Trainor.
The actors talked about their memories from filming spy kids, with Sabara reflecting on how sometimes they had had to wear their harness ” four hours” since no one came to help talk them off.
During the reunion, the actors said he kept his ring fr filming and even showed off his costume from the movies, which was framed by Tarinors parents as a gift. I’m like whoa, I used to fit in that, Sabara remarked, given that spy kids came out 19 years ago.
PenaVega then revealed that she also kept on an outfit from the films, before going on to quiz Sabara on whether or not he remembered his characters Juni’s full name. He nailed it, reciting “Juni rocket racer Rebel Cortez” impressively fast.
She also remembered her character’s full name: Carmen Elizabeth Juanita Echo sky bravo Cortez. Phew. And despite, the spy kids franchise is perfect for kids, PenaVega said her own children have never seen the movies. In fact, her 5 years old daughter really likes the adventure of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Which starred Taylor laughter and Taylor Dooley. The actress said it was ironic, given that everyone always thinks about that we were in the movie.