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Megan Fox is not one to worry about changing her tune. Although she was once a Marilyn Monroe devotee -- and had an arm tattoo to prove it! -- the star decided to start getting her ink removed back in 2011. In talking to Esquire about why Marilyn fell from grace in her eyes, Fox compared the icon to Lindsay Lohan.
"I started reading about [Monroe] and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It's like when you visualize something for your future. I didn't want to visualize something so negative," Fox, who's mom to three-month-old Noah (her child with hubby Brian Austin Green), explains in the cover story for February's Esquire. "She wasn't powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay (Lohan). She was an actress who wasn't reliable, who almost wasn't insurable ... She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I'm not interested in following those footsteps."
That's sure to get people talking, but that's not even the most extreme comment Fox had to say in the interview. The woman who once likened her Transformers director Michael Bay to Hitler now opens up about how she began speaking in tongues at around age 8 while attending a Pentecostal church in Tennessee.
"I have seen magical, crazy things happen. I've seen people be healed. Even now, in the church I go to, during Praise and Worship I could feel that I was maybe getting ready to speak in tongues, and I'd have to shut it off because I don't know what that church would do if I started screaming out in tongues in the back," Fox says.
She continues, "It feels like a lot of energy coming through the top of your head -- I'm going to sound like such a lunatic -- and then your whole body is filled with this electric current. And you just start speaking, but you're not thinking because you have no idea what you're saying. Words are coming out of your mouth, and you can't control it. The idea is that it's a language that only God understands. It's the language that's spoken in heaven. It's called 'getting the Holy Ghost.'"
Fox goes on to say that she would rather be an "archeologist exploring the ancient ruins of Israel and Egypt" than continue on her career as an actress, and seems to be over the Hollywood routine. She empathizes with a story about the youth picked to be sacrificed during the Aztec feast of Toxcatl, and also admits to having read the Book of Revelation "a million times."
"It does not make sense, obviously. It needs to be decoded. What is the dragon? What is the prostitute? What are these things? What is this imagery? What was John seeing? And I was just thinking, What is the Antichrist?" Fox says. "When war breaks out in the Holy Land, like it is right now, if that is a sign of the immediate end times, then where are the other signs? Is it possible that it's the internet or fame itself or celebrity?"
Well, for Megan's sake -- and for everyone else in Hollywood -- we really hope she's not right about the truth behind celebrity. We also never thought we would say this, but maybe she needs to hold back a little during interviews? Maybe just a touch?