Jason Momoa, 43, buzzed off his signature long hair for a good cause yesterday, sharing a video on Instagram of his new, shorter ‘do and calling attention to the issue of plastic pollution.
“Aloha everyone,” he started off the clip, asking someone to “hand me those braids” as he held up two pink scrunchie-decorated plaits which were recently chopped from his head.
“Shaving off the hair,” he said, laughing and rubbing his head as a breeze blew past. “Ooh man, I’ve never even felt the wind right there.”
The shirtless star revealed he was “doing it for single-use plastics” as a woman buzzed the side of his head.
“I’m tired of these plastic bottles,” Momoa — who was named as a United Nations Environment Program Advocate for Life Below Water in June — said. “We got to stop. Plastic forks. All that s—t. It just goes into our land, into our ocean.”
The “Aquaman” actor, who was in Hawaii while filming the haircut, said he’d witnessed ocean pollution in action while on the visit. “It’s just so sad, so please, anything you can do to eliminate single-use plastics in your life. Help me.”
“Heres to new beginnings let’s spread the aloha,” the “Dune” actor captioned his post. “be better at protecting our land and oceans. we need to cut single use plastics out of our lives and out of our seas. plastic bottles, plastic bags ,packaging, utensils all of it. let’s aloha our ‘āina together aloha j.”
The fresh cut came as a surprise for Momoa’s fans, with many an Instagram follower commenting a variation of “noooooo.”
Marisa Tomei and David Bautista had similar thoughts, commenting, “What !!” and “Whaaaaat?!!!,” respectively.
“Can’t imagine how many women are losing their s—t right now,” one fan wrote, while another said, “I never thought I’d see the day [shocked emoji] Somehow he’s still smoking hot – the man’s got a gift.”
Momoa’s trademark long waves were an integral part of his look for years — and his dedication to hair accessories was so strong he even launched his own scrunchie collection.
“My wife would leave me if I cut my hair so I just don’t cut my hair,” Momoa said of his ex, Lisa Bonet, in a 2018 Daily Telegraph interview. “I am not cutting my hair for a while, I will tell you that much.”
However, this isn’t the first time that the former “Game of Thrones” actor took to the buzzer for a good cause. In 2019 fans lamented the end of his signature Khal Drogo looks when he shaved his beard for the first time since 2012 to announce his bottled water venture: his own company, Mananalu Pure Water, which sells water in infinitely recyclable aluminum cans and removes one plastic bottle from the ocean for each one counterpart purchased.
Now that he’s parted ways with Bonet and is seemingly back on with girlfriend Eiza González, it seems like the time was ripe for an even more shocking change.
10 Interesting Facts About Everybody’s Heartthrob Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa, the 41-year-old actor has already made a place for himself in people’s hearts. Not only is he drop-dead gorgeous, but also, he has got quite a few interesting roles in his bag.
The actor who is most popularly known for his role as the dashing Khal Drogo in the hit HBO series Game Of Thrones has also starred as the titular character of Aquaman, in DC’s “Aquaman” and also “Justice League”.
Some fun trivia on Jason Momoa!
However, Jason Momoa is not just about his looks or acting. There is so much more to him as a person and who he really is. Here are 10 interesting facts on the debonair actor that will surely add to your bucket of celebrities’ trivia!
Where was Jason born?
Although Jason Momoa was born in Nānākuli Hawaii, he soon moved in with his mother to Madison County in Iowa, after his parents split.
One of Jason’s very first acting gigs!
Many of you may not be aware of this, but Jason indeed starred in Baywatch: Hawaii from 1999 until 2001, when he was still going through his modelling career. All thanks to his great looks!
How did Jason become a model?
Back in the ’90s, Jason Momoa was discovered by Takeo Kobayashi, an international designer around the year 1998. The now actor, started his journey of a happening modelling career soon after. Apparently, he even won Hawaii’s model of the year in 1999. How crazy is that?
Jason’s previous jobs
But is Jason Momoa all about his breathtaking looks? No. The actor was an aspiring marine biologist while he was pursuing a degree on the subject. Adding to that he was a lifeguard and also a surfer, according to his profile on Entertainment Weekly.
Jason Momoa’s height
Jason is very, VERY tall. Towering at an height of 6’5”, you have to look up to get a good glace at Momoa! In an interview with Access Hollywood, Jason remembered his audition for Game of Thrones, “When you have a big 6’5″ Hawaiian, screaming at the top of his lungs, like ready to r—, pillage, and kill anyone in front of [him], these . . . casting directors were kind of very scared.”
Jason Momoa is a dreadlock enthusiast. At a point in time, he used to have a head full of attention-worthy dreads!
Jason Momoa’s facial scar
If you have properly looked at Jason Momoa, you might’ve noticed a gnarly scar on his eyebrow. How did he get that? Well now, that’s a story. Apparently, he got involved in a bar fight once, which resulted in him getting the scar. In previous interviews, Jason had opened about how he got that tell-tale scar on his eyebrow, “It was crazy. A guy smashed a pint glass in my face. I got a little over 140 stitches in my face . . . [hair] just doesn’t grow there anymore.”
Jason Momoa’s family
Jason Momoa is in a lovely marriage with Hollywood actor and activist Lisa Bonet. The two started dating in 2005 before finally getting married in October 2017. They have two children together, 13-year-old daughter Lola Iolani and 12-year-old son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha. The kids are only 17 months apart. He also has a stepdaughter, Zoë Kravitz, from Lisa’s previous marriage to Lenny Kravitz.
Jason’s passion for metal music
Jason is a fan and enthusiast of heavy metal music. The actor had invited members of Canadian death metal band Archspire to star in cameo roles in the first episode of his TV series, ‘See’.
He even practiced metal growls and screaming techniques with the vocalist of Archspire, Oli Peters, for a particular role in the series. That’s how much of a dedicated music lover he is!
Jason Momoa, the martial arts practitioner
And last but not the least, Jason Momoa had learned martial arts for his role as Ronon in ‘Stargate Atlantis’. The actor devotedly started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu from 2017.
So it seems like, Jason Momoa is a very cool person with likes and interests, spanning over several fields. This is what probably makes him one of the coolest celebrities of Hollywood.