Damian Lewis was on Good Morning America and talked about growing his Edwardian, handlebar mustache for Queen of the Desert and his role in the film. The QOTD talk comes around 4:30 mark. He also mentioned it was for the prostate cancer awareness movement, Movember, when men around the world will grow their facial hair for the cause during the month of November.
In case you can’t view the video, and excerpt from Contact Music talks about the same thing:
British actor Damian Lewis is raising money for prostate cancer research as attempts to grow a fine moustache for his role in Werner Herzog‘s upcoming World War One film.
The typically clean-shaven Homeland star is letting his facial hair grow out as part of his preparation for Queen of the Desert, but he reveals he’s using his new look to spread awareness and raise cash for the Movember movement, during which men worldwide are encouraged not to shave their upper lip for a month to draw attention to the cause.
He explains, “I’m actually going to do a film with Werner Herzog just after Christmas, and (with) Nicole Kidman, and he (his character) is an Edwardian German. Takes place in the First World War and he has an amazing, kind of handlebar moustache… so I started early to try just to try and get there.”