- Alexos has turned Skeem Saam into a thriller and fans are scared of his character
- Actor Mortimer Williams is stopped on the streets by fans asking how detective Petersen will deal with Alexos
- Viewers think Mortimer’s character is weak and useless
Ever since daily soapie, Skeem Saam, introduced the scary villain (played by Ter Hollmann) the whole of Mzansi has been shook with fear. How could you not be scared of a person that could just walk into your locked house without breaking in? Or erase half your memories by torturing you and take selfies with you at 2am when you wake up to drink water, without you noticing?
The guy is seriously scary and is giving fans horror movie vibes with every episode, yet they still tune in to see what he's up to.
In an interview with Sunday Times, actor Mortimer Williams revealed that he can hardly walk down the street without people stopping him to ask how his character on the soapie, detective Petersen is going to deal with Alexos.
Mortimer's character has been labelled as weak by fans for not dealing decisively with the international assassin. "It's not weakness. He is being cautious. He has solved crimes before and he wants to make sure everything goes well. I think people get impatient with him but he is being cautious, not weak”, said Williams.
He said he didn’t want the SAPS to get a bad name because of his character. The veteran actor even defended the police force saying, "I hear people saying that this story is typical of police but I have worked with police and they are often super stressed and understaffed. It is very difficult. People get so absorbed by the story but they must realise that it is not real life."
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