Jason Momoa Shaved His Iconic Beard for the First Time in 7 Years

Jason Momoa Shaved His Iconic Beard for the First Time in 7 Years
Jason Momoa arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures "Aquaman" at the Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, Dec. 12, 2018. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jason Momoa, star of “Aquaman” was seen pictured after he shaved his beard for the first time in seven years.

“I think 2012 is the last time I shaved,” he said in the YouTube video. “Goodbye Drogo. Goodbye Arthur Curry,” he said, referring to his “Game of Thrones” and “Aquaman” characters, respectively.

“I’m shaving this beast off, it’s time to make a change. A change for the better… for my kids, for your kids, the world. Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet. Let’s clean up our oceans and our land. Join me on this journey. Let’s make a switch to INFINITELY RECYCLABLE aluminum. Water in cans, NOT plastic,” he wrote in the caption of the video.

“I wanted to make my own water so I could be an example. So I had a product I could take out to give to the world. And that I could take to other companies in hope that they could do the same,” he said in the video. “I’m on a quest. It’s my journey.”

Momoa said he’s launching a new line of canned water with the Ball Corporation, according to People magazine.

“It’s just water but I feel good about it,” he said. “I know I’m going to recycle this and I know that we can recycle it.”

In the video, Momoa can be seen walking through a desert landscape filled with plastic water bottles littered everywhere. Momoa explained that “plastics are killing our planet,” and said there is a solution: aluminum.

“So please, please. There’s a change coming. Aluminum. We got to get rid of these plastic water bottles. Aquaman’s trying to do the best he can. For your kids, for my kids, for the world. Clean up the oceans, clean up the land.”

Momoa went on to explain how aluminum could save the planet.

“I hate going to the airport or being on an airplane and getting a water bottle this big,” he said. “When it can be an aluminum one. They have aluminum sodas and it’s fully recyclable.”

While the beard may be gone, Momoa said he’s not planning on cutting his long hair.

“My wife would leave me if I cut my hair so I just don’t cut my hair,” Momoa said in an interview last year with Daily Telegraph, according to People magazine. “I’m not cutting my hair for a while, I will tell you that much.”

He also has professional reasons for not wanting to cut his long hair. “I am going to be playing this guy for a while and I don’t want to wear a wig,” he said, about his Aquaman character in upcoming sequels. “I think we are good for the next two years.”

 

 

The Ocean Cleanup

What Happens to Plastic Waste?

Thousands of tons of discarded plastic has found its way into water systems, which eventually flow into the ocean. Ocean currents cause such debris to accumulate, forming huge gyres full of trash. The notorious Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is the largest and most well-known of these gyres, though other oceans have them as well. The GPGP is three times the size of France and contains approximately 900,000 tons of waste, according to The Ocean Cleanup.

Animals that mistake the bright-colored bits of plastic as food eat the plastic, which can kill them. Toxins are also passed up the food chain, contaminating the fish that find their way onto our tables, making this a problem that affects everyone.

On land, hundreds of millions of tons of plastic are discarded into landfills every year.

Around 40 percent of that waste is from single-use plastics like bags, bottles, and straws. As rainwater flows through landfills, it absorbs water-soluble compounds that can be highly toxic, and it forms into leachate and can contaminate groundwater, soil, and streams, damaging habitats and harming wildlife. This can affect both the environment as well as our drinking water, making it an issue we cannot ignore.

NTD Inspired reporter Michael Wing contributed to this article. 

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