Who plays Alexei on Stranger Things? Fans are obsessed with the season 3 character
8 July 2019, 13:53
The internet can't get enough of Alec Utgoff who plays Alexei in Stranger Things season 3.
Stranger Things 3 had many heroes. Eleven was instrumental in saving the day, Dustin and Suzie busted out an iconic tune in the face of disaster, and Hopper did more than his fair share to keep everyone safe. Some Stranger Things 3 heroes were more underrated, but their service cannot be forgotten. Dr. Alexei is one of this season's unsung heroes and people can't get enough of him.
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Warning: Some mild Stranger Things spoilers ahead
In Stranger Things season 3, we are introduced to Dr. Alexei, a Russian scientist working with other scientists to infiltrate Hawkins via its new mall. When Hopper and Joyce begin investigating the magnets being... demagnetised, it leads them to Alexei, who they take as prisoner.
Even though Alexei was working for the other side, he eventually agrees to help Hopper, Joyce and Murray, and it becomes abundantly clear that he is extremely wholesome and not at all a threat. Alexei likes Cherry slushies (NOT STRAWBERRY, THANKYOUVERYMUCH) and Looney Tunes and not to be dramatic, but we'd die for him.
Of course, the internet was crushed when Alexei died at the fair, with many pointing out that the adorable character "deserved better".
Alexei Smirnoff was just living his American Dream 🥺#StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/sI4t8OWkMH— michєℓℓє💫•S3 Spoilers• (@mileven_3inches) July 6, 2019
┏┓— Harry (@21_h_) July 5, 2019
▔▏┗┛▕▔ we stan
▔▏┗┻┛┃┃┗┻┛▕▔ #strangerthings pic.twitter.com/RZYNxn9FGP
what I look like getting emotionally attached to alexei #StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/ZwkD6nZSz5— Nicole✧･ﾟ*✧･ﾟ* (@niccollleee) July 5, 2019
alexei was the purest baby in the world and it HURTS to think about how he died ALONE in the back of a fair while life went on around him #StrangerThings3 #StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/Js1pnuiJLJ— am ☉ ST3 spoilers (@thatclown1) July 6, 2019
“look! It’s not rigged!”— harish | ffh & ST3 spoilers (@DAILYDADSTEPHEN) July 5, 2019
ALEXEI DESERVED BETTER #StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/3YGBxJwNtD
nobody:— jules ❥ | st spoilers (@leallovechele) July 6, 2019
me everytime i even think about alexei:#StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/dF0VN2yDHB
okay but why the hell’s no one talking about how mY BABIE ALEXEÏ IS THE PUREST ANGEL IN THE WORLD AND DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER FJCK IM STILL CRYING STOP #StrangerThings pic.twitter.com/OzNLeE7eRm— yasemin is emotionally destroyed over st3 (@bubblysgum) July 4, 2019
Who plays Alexei on Stranger Things?
Alexei is played by Kiev-born British actor, Alec Utgoff. Alec has been in a number of different productions including Spooks, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and San Andreas.
Following the popularity of Alexei on Stranger Things, Alec wrote on Instagram: "Thank you everyone for your warm welcome and support!!! I was really touched that you enjoyed our arc and resonated with the character."
Well, there goes Stranger Things and The Duffer Brothers introducing us to another wholesome character only to have them killed off unexpectedly... AGAIN.