On social media: No beard, no plastics


NO BEARD, NO PLASTICS: Don't be surprised if the cinematic version of Aquaman is clean-shaven in the movie sequel scheduled to be released in December 2022.

Jason Momoa, who played the superhero in the movie last year, has shaved off his signature beard to promote the use of aluminium cans over plastic water bottles. In a video titled Infinitely Recyclable and uploaded on his YouTube channel, he is seen shearing his beard (left and right), which has become synonymous with his roles such as Khal Drogo in TV series Game Of Thrones (2011 to present) and Aquaman.

The 39-year-old said in the video that he was doing so "to bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet". He added: "There's a change coming and it's aluminium. We got to get rid of these plastic water bottles."

He captioned the video on his Instagram, "A change for the better... for my kids, your kids, the world. Let's make a positive change for the health of our planet. Let's clean up our oceans, our land."

For fans who are concerned that Momoa may cut his trademark long hair next, fret not. He told Australia's Daily Telegraph last December that his wife would leave him if he cut his hair, so he would not be doing it any time soon.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe