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Alexis Claire[1] Rose is Johnny and Moira's bratty daughter, who struggles to find her calling in life. She is a main character on Schitt's Creek.

Character Description

Now that Alexis is stuck in Schitt's Creek, her dating options are limited, but she does spend time with a rugged local named Mutt while serving community service for accidentally entering the Prada store inside a car. Alexis is kindhearted to a fault, which means that she's often juggling multiple relationships, and she loves to gossip about other people's lives, but she has nothing but good things to say about herself.

Overview

Alexis is the daughter of the once wealthy Johnny and Moira Rose. Alexis has one older brother, a former gallerist and current business owner named David Rose. Prior to moving to Schitt's Creek, Alexis spent much of her time away from her family in exotic locations around the globe as a teen model and socialite.These escapades were often as dangerous as they were preposterous, such as the time she was “taken hostage on David Geffen's yacht by Somali pirates for a week", or the time she was trapped in a Saudi prince's palace. But with her ingenuity (and her brother David's help), Alexis always found her way to safety. All of this extra curricular activity subsequently left her little time to complete her high school and college education, a gap she later fills while in Schitt's Creek.

Alexis’ time abroad has provided her with much life experience, but little in the way of family relationships. She is notably distant from her mother, Moira, and bickers with her older brother David over trivial matters, such as who gets the bed furthest away from the door in the motel room. Alexis nevertheless relies on her brother for support and is quick to offer encouragement and advice as David navigates love and life in Schitt's Creek. In this sense, she often mirrors her father, Johnny, who tries to keep the family grounded and help them in even the smallest matters – such as Alexis’ written grammar.

Despite her family issues, Alexis is quick to develop relationships with the townspeople of Schitt's Creek. Most notable are the romantic relationships she engages in with local hippie-type, Mutt Schitt, and the town veterinarian, Ted Mullens. She vacillates between the two men for the first few seasons – even turning down two marriage proposals – before taking some time to focus on herself. She and Ted reunite at the end of season four and remain a couple through the fifth season, and while their relationship strengthens, Alexis is reluctant to leave her family when Ted invites her to accompany him on an extended career opportunity in the Galápagos Islands. She eventually agrees and by season six is set to leave with Ted, but due to a scheduling mix-up, never makes it to the Galápagos. After a period of long-distance dating, the relationship ends amicably when Alexis decides their respective careers are taking them in opposite directions.

By completing high school, Alexis doesn’t waste a minute and jumps full steam ahead into a college program. She quickly begins to put her marketing skills to use around the motel, starts her very own PR firm (Alexis Rose Communications), and buries herself in organizing a Singles Week for the town and also acting as her mother’s publicist during the press tour for Moira’s new film, The Crows Have Eyes III: The Crowening.

Character

Design

Alexis wears a "bohemian" wardrobe inspired by the likes of Sienna Miller. The character's style is also a reflection of her time spent traveling in New York and Europe. As such, she is frequently seen sporting designers such as Isabel Marant and Derek Lam.

Personality

Alexis arrives in Schitt's Creek a highly self-involved "celebutante". She is often comically oblivious and frequently misinterprets the actions of those around her. Still, Alexis is also generous and kindhearted, embracing the potential of nearly every individual or opportunity she comes across.

Alexis speaks with a vocal fry and sometimes uses exaggerated hand gestures. Her voice is perhaps most notable for the unique way in which she pronounces her brother's name, "David". Murphy says this tone was partially influenced by reality stars and actresses like the Kardashian sisters, Lindsey Lohan, and Paris Hilton.

Throughout the seasons, Alexis has also become known for the catchphrase "Ew, David!", an exclamation she frequently uses to voice her displeasure at her brother.

Character Development

Alexis is introduced as spoiled and ready to jet off with any man who can rescue her from Schitt's Creek. She is largely occupied by her romantic prospects and is dependent on their affections to ease her into her new life. As the series progresses, Alexis becomes more independent by obtaining her high school diploma and Associate degree before starting her own business. This growth also transfers to her personal relationships, as she slowly begins to realize that loving others requires sacrifice and selflessness. By the end of season five, Alexis, who once spent most of her time an ocean away from her family, is shown as hesitant to leave them behind.

Known relationships

  • Ted Mullens
  • Mutt Schitt
  • Miguel
    • After meeting her on the Bumpkin dating app, Miguel goes on a date with Alexis in The Jazzaguy, however, abruptly ends the date when he finds out Alexis’ history with Ted.
  • Artie Camden
    • He briefly dates Alexis in the episode, Rebound. He is about the age of Johnny, having children and grandchildren of his own, and formerly owned a chain of trailer parks.
  • Alexis with Stavros

    Stavros
    • A shipping heir playboy, escort-hiring womanizer who Alexis dated for three months prior the start of the series. When Alexis’ family’s fortune disappeared and they relocated to Schitt’s Creek, Stavros was clubbing it up overseas – to his credit, he would’ve totally rescued Alexis if Mary-Kate Olsen wasn’t hogging his private jet. More about Stavros is that he abandoned her on a trip to Rio, he asked Johnny to do lines with him at his 60th birthday bash, he gifted Alexis his ex-wife’s engagement ring, he stored Molly in her car’s glove compartment – but the final straw in this tumultuous love affair was when he attended Diddy’s white party without her.
  • Unnamed Saudi Prince
    • He held Alexis hostage in his palace as she desperately tried to reach an embassy.
  • Aroon
    • A Thai drug lord whom Alexis bribed with sex to escape the back of his trunk. Alexis recalls Aroon being “a lovely gentleman, until he ran out of money”.
  • Unnamed Sultan’s nephew
    • He was apparently forbidden to talk to Alexis, or even look at her.
  • Unnamed South Korean consulate’s lawyer
    • Alexis needed a passport before midnight after being picked up by the South Korean secret police.
  • Unnamed Ugandan diamond smuggler
    • Alexis hooked up with the Ugandan diamond smuggler who kidnapped her friend, and played a round of pool with him at his villa to win back her friends freedom.
  • Unnamed Tour De France participant
    • Alexis mentions having dated a man participating in the Tour De France.
  • Vin Diesel
    • It’s not revealed what went on between Vin Diesel and Alexis back in the day, but she brings up the affair after Ted asks to hear someone else’s embarrassing baby story that ended with him naked and crying.
  • Josh Hartnett
    • Alexis maintained a successful semi-committed long-distance text relationship with Josh Hartnett while he was filming Pearl Harbor (2001).
  • Unnamed blind date in Dubai
    • It went terribly wrong and David had to come rescue.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    • Alexis mentions that she and Leo went on a blind date to Bali.[2]
  • Jared Leto
    • When David asks Alexis what she thinks about his poncho, she says, "I mean, I like it because Jared Leto gave it to you, and he was my first kiss, but I don't know if I like it like it".[3]
  • “A famous soccer player”
    • After Alexis enrolls in Jocelyn's high school class in order to get her diploma, she explains to the other students that she didn't graduate because she was partying too hard on a yacht with an unnamed soccer player.[4]
  • Prince Harry
    • While in Jocelyn’s class, Alexis decides to share an anecdote while they're studying Marie Antoinette. "My friends used to call me Marie, and that was mainly because I was casually seeing Prince Harry, so there was the whole like, is she gonna be a princess thing, but it's also because we were going through this very dark phase where we were just like, partying too hard”.[5]
  • Zac Efron
    • Alexis strung along Zac Efron through sext messages. As she tries to decode Ted’s bagel text, Alexis lets slip how she’d shoot Efron a simple question mark when she wanted to hookup and “the poor thing” would be buzzing her apartment door before she even pressed send.[6]
  • All three Hanson brothers
    • Alexis dated all three Hanson brothers one summer in order to get backstage passes to the Teen Choice Awards.[7]
  • Adam Levine
    • When Alexis asks David if he and Patrick are moving in together, her brother responds that they're just looking. "Yeah and Adam Levine and I just went for bubble tea," Alexis responds.[8]
  • Josh Groban
    • “This is why you have ground rules, David," Alexis tells her brother when David explains that he let Patrick go on a date with someone else. "Josh Groban has a thick leather-bound binder full of them”.[9]
  • Sean Penn
    • "Does this not remind you of that wellness retreat we went to in Évian right after Alexis ended things with Sean Penn?" Johnny asks his Moira as they go on a walk on the outskirts of town.[10]
  • Diplo
    • We don't know much about Alexis' relationship with the EDM musician, but we do know that he still sends her nudes.[11]
  • Brian Littrell
    • “You're starting to sound like me trying to end things with B-Rok on the Backstreet Boys Millennium Tour," Alexis tells Ted after he surprises her with an unexpected visit.[12]
  • Harry Styles
    • "What now? Do I leave everything behind and move to some random island to be with the love of my life?" Alexis asks Twyla as she's considering whether to break up with Ted. "Because I did that with Harry Styles in England, and it was, like, too rainy."[13]
  • Half the White Squall cast
    • After Alexis' brief boyfriend Artie breaks up with her, Johnny gives her some much-needed comfort. She responds with “Where were you when I was dating half the cast of White Squall?” she asks, referring to the 1996 film starring Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, Scott Wolf, Ryan Phillippe, and John Savage.[14]

Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Trivia

  • Alexis' first kiss was with Jared Leto.[15]
  • Has a tattoo on her lower back, which says "That's hot" in Cantonese. She got it in Hong Kong when she was twelve years old.
  • She was one of the original members of The Pussycat Dolls, but was kicked out of the group after two weeks because she was "too pretty".[16]
  • Us Weekly once described Alexis as “Up for anything”.[17]
  • The character was inspired by the wealthy real life stars of programs like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Real Housewives franchise.
  • It was revealed by Annie Murphy in an interview that just like Alexis, she uses natural deodorant.

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References

  1. As said by Ted in Town for Sale
  2. Season 1, Episode 7
  3. Season 2, Episode 5
  4. Season 3, Episode 7
  5. Season 3, Episode 7
  6. Season 4, Episode 7
  7. Season 4, Episode 8
  8. Season 5, Episode 3
  9. Season 5, Episode 6
  10. Season 6, Episode 1
  11. Season 6, Episode 4
  12. Season 6, Episode 8
  13. Season 6, Episode 8
  14. Season 6, Episode 9
  15. Bob's Bagels
  16. Alexis says this in The M.V.P.
  17. Alexis says this in Moira's Nudes