Jessica Alba puts new baby kick in "Spy Kids" movie

Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:52pm EDT
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's been a busy week in the home of Jessica Alba and her husband Cash Warren, and it's about to get busier.

Alba gave birth over the weekend to her second daughter, Haven Garner Warren, and this coming Friday, Alba's new movie, "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D," lands in theaters.

"Cash and I are so excited to announce the birth of our daughter Haven Garner Warren," Alba posted on her Facebook page over the weekend. "She was born on Saturday, weighed 7 lbs. and 19 inches long. Healthy and happy! Big sister Honor couldn't be more excited about the new addition to our family."

Being a mom mirrors Alba's role in the fourth installment of "Spy Kids." Both she and her character, Marissa, have new babies in their lives, but that's where the similarities end. Marissa is a retired secret agent and when she is pulled back in to action, she brings her two stepchildren along.

Prior to giving birth, Alba, 30, sat down with Reuters to talk about the film, her career and motherhood.

Q: This is the first time you've played a mother on the big screen. Did being a real-life mom have anything to do with wanting to be a part of this project?

A: "Yeah. I probably wouldn't have done this movie if I wasn't a mom already. So I definitely wanted to do the movie because of (3-year-old Honor). She inspired me to want to do that."

Q: Your character juggles a lot in the film between a new born, step-kids and a career. Did that ring true for you?   Continued...

<p>Actress Jessica Alba arrives at the "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D" premiere in Los Angeles, California July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas</p>