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Megan Fox speaks out about speaking in tongues

January 15, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla
  • Megan Fox is on the cover of the February issue of Esquire.
Megan Fox is on the cover of the February issue of Esquire. (Esquire )

Megan Fox is many things, most obvious among them beautiful. She's a new mother, she doesn't necessarily want to be famous anymore, and she believes in leprechauns.

She's also familiar with speaking in tongues.

Yes, speaking in tongues, something she's been doing since she was about 8 years old attending a Pentecostal church in Tennessee, she reveals in the February issue of Esquire.

"I have seen magical, crazy things happen. I've seen people be healed," says the 26-year-old actress, mom to 3½-month-old Noah. "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."

(Forget the church — what would the gossip media do the moment the video surfaced?!?)

"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.'"

This could actually be a good sign for the lovely Ms. Fox: Those who spoke in tongues were found to be more emotionally stable than those who did not, according a study of nearly 1,000 evangelical Christians in England that was cited in an article by the New York Times.

The study, incidentally, said nothing about leprechauns.

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