Top Boy’s Alessandro Babalola: New-found fame has been ‘anxiety-inducing’ at times

December 2019 / Author: Vince German

Babalola speaks exclusively to Standard Online about becoming hitman Haze and the reactions he receives on the streets.

Alessandro Babalola is funny, smart and expressive – a far cry from his menacing Top Boy character, international hitman Haze.

After appearing as the villain to the anti-heroes in Netflix’s revival of the crime drama, Babalola, who already counts himself as an Olivier award winner has found a new level of fame – which he admits has been “anxiety-inducing” at times. 

The 27-year-old hails from East London, and grew up not too far from where Top Boy’s fictional yet notorious Summerhouse council estate is supposed to be.

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