According to Megan Fox, her ability to avoid the drug and alcohol abuse problems experienced by many Hollywood actresses is her dedication to Christian principles.
Fox told the New York Daily News: “I can’t stand pills. I don’t like drinking. I don’t like feeling out of control. You have to understand, [in church] I feel safe. I was raised to believe that you’re safe in God’s hands. But I don’t feel safe with myself.”
No Marilyn Monroe
On her arm, Fox has a tattoo of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic starlet who lost her life to a drug overdose. However, though Fox was at first mesmerized by the star just like generations of movie-goers before her, when she began to read about Monroe’s life, she knew she didn’t want to walk the same road. A starlet and sex symbol herself, Fox has taken steps to remove the tattoo of Marilyn Monroe and remove herself from the spotlight for awhile, in order to seek the life that she sees for herself.
Says Fox: “I started reading about [Monroe] and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. Monroe] 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 in those footsteps.”
No Drugs Necessary
For Fox, Christianity has supplied access to a level of experience that most would describe as not unlike being high on drugs and alcohol through speaking in tongues. Some say that like being high, speaking in tongues is transcendent, otherworldly, and arrests your self-control.
Fox says that her ability to speak in tongues began when she was 8 years old, telling Esquire magazine: “It feels like a lot of energy coming through the top of your head. 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.”
Foundation in Sobriety
Many in recovery concur with Fox; they too believe that being out of control due to drug and alcohol abuse is not the life they want and that faith has played a large part in helping them to find their highs and lows through more balanced and productive choices.
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