Feb 21, 2017 11:51 PM EST
Lindsay Lohan Found Peace & Solace Through Islam, But Denies Converting To The Muslim Faith
Lindsay Lohan's tumultuous years when she was much younger is not a secret to the public. The "Mean Girls" star, however, has claimed to have found serenity thanks to Islam.
Lohan said in an exclusive interview with "Good Morning Britain" this week that she has "found a lot of solace" and "peace" in her life after studying the Koran, Islam's central religious text. Through the Muslim faith, she was able to reach inside and discover what she wants her "intentions to be in the world... focusing on taking control of what I want out of life."
The 30-year-old hasn't kept her fascination with Islam from the public eye. She was spotted carrying the Koran and was referencing the Muslim faith on social media.
However, she stressed that she hasn't converted into Islam yet because for her, you "can't just convert to a religion overnight." Lohan added that religions are "a culture and practice" and she doesn't want to make comments on something that she hasn't completed yet.
The former child star also opened up about a recent racial profiling she experienced at London's Heathrow Airport while she was on the way to New York. She recounted that an airport staff asked her to take off her headscarf even after looking at her passport and recognizing her.
The United Kingdom's travel regulations allow women to refuse removing their headscarf "for religious or cultural reasons." People can ask airport personnel to check the garment using a hand-held scanner so the wearer doesn't have to remove it.
According to Lohan, the incident made her wonder about how other women would feel in the same situation. Not everyone doesn't feel comfortable taking off her headscarf in public.
Lohan said that she was in London from a trip to Turkey, where she met with the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis. She wore the headscarf as a "personal respect."
Lohan recently expressed her desire to portray the mermaid, Ariel, if Disney deems her worthy of the role. She made the plea via a recent Instagram post where she showed a side-by-side photo of herself and Ariel from the 1989 animated flick "The Little Mermaid," saying that she's willing to sing again for the part.
Lohan, however, will only do the project if Bill Condon (who worked on the upcoming live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast") directs it. The post was since edited, though, with only the caption "#thelittlemermaid" in it.
Chloe Moretz was previously attached to star in a live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," but she dropped out of the role because she wants to reassess herself and her craft.
This. Now. This moment. A moment in time. Is to forever exist. #peace #2017 #theworldisbiggerthan5 hashtag yourself to help the Turkish people and what they do everyday. #theyearoflindsaylohan #sevenwonders @rterdogan #lohanclub is a form of making others happy
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