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'Game of Thrones': Jason Momoa Shaves Off His Beard For A Good Cause

Goodbye, Khal Drogo.

At first glimpse, the characters Ronon Dex (Stargate Atlantis), Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones), Arthur Curry (Aquaman) and Declan Harp (Frontier), four key roles in Jason Momoa's career, don't appear to have much in common. And yet, these heroes, or antiheroes in some cases, all wore the same emblematic beard as the American actor, who has now decided to get rid of his facial hair for a good cause: plastic recycling and protecting our oceans. To make sure the moment really grabbed attention, Momoa shaved his beard off in a desert, surrounded by hundreds of pieces of plastic waste. 

The actor intended to use the video to raise awareness among his followers of more environmentally friendly methods of eradicating plastic from the planet and our oceans. He takes the example of soda cans designed from biodegradable aluminium, which can be recycled indefinitely. Between each explanation, a tuft of his beard flies off into the desert sand as the razor blade slices through, sending a powerful message: if he can change an ingrained part of his appearance, everyone can make changes to protect the Earth. 

Jason Momoa, born in Honolulu on the island of Hawaii, has always been highly committed to environmental causes. Before embarking on a Hollywood career, he studied marine biology with a view to protecting the flora and fauna of the oceans. In the video, he explains that "75 % of the aluminium created by man remains in circulation today", as the material can be infinitely recycled and only requires sixty days between being disposed of and returning to the market. 

Just before Earth Day, held on April 22 every year, Jason Momoa has made a significant statement to his followers. He might well encourage fans of Game of Thrones to join him on his environmental quest, as they say a final goodbye to Khal Drogo and his legendary beard at the end of Season 8. 

 

Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Adrien Delage, published on 19/04/2019