Alexa Vega in Machete Kills: 'Every Girl Wants to Be a Badass'

Spy Kids fans are in for a big surprise – former child star Alexa Vega isn’t a little girl anymore!

The 25-year-old, who’s best known for playing Carmen Cortez in the family adventure series, says her latest role in Machete Kills is anything but wholesome.

“It’s edgy, it’s kickass,” the newly engaged star tells PEOPLE of her provocative new role in the film, out Oct. 11. “I think every girl wants to be a badass.”

Sofia Vergara's Breasts Are a Lethal Weapon in Machete Kills

She’s known for her curves, and Sofia Vergara puts them to deadly use playing an assassin named Madame Desdemona in the new film Machete Kills.

The Modern Family star shoots bullets from her killer rack in a new trailer for the action flick, which also stars Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Michelle Rodriguez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlie Sheen (who plays the President) and Mel Gibson.