Lindsay Lohan is studying the Koran to learn about Islamic beliefs.
The Mean Girls' actress was pictured carrying the Islamic holy book in Brooklyn, New York last year (15), sparking rumours she was converting to the religion. She has also dabbled in Kabbalah and Buddhism, according to previous reports.
Lindsay's representative denied she was converting and insisted she was simply interested in Arabic culture, and the actress has now revealed she's still reading the Koran because she wants to learn about different beliefs.
“I’m a very spiritual person and I’m really open to learning," she tells Britain's The Sun newspaper. “America has portrayed holding a Koran in such a different way to what it actually is... We all believe in something and at the end of the day it all ties to a god or a spiritual adviser.”
“I’m not done reading it. Do you know how long that would take? It takes so long," she adds.
Her sister Ali has converted to Buddhism but still wants to learn about other beliefs from Lindsay's studies. She adds, "It’s good to be open-minded.”
Lindsay, 29, has embraced her spiritual side in recent years and uses meditation to get her through uncomfortable situations, such as when she appeared on U.K. TV show The Jonathan Ross Show in 2014 and the host quizzed her about her stint in jail in 2010 for violating terms of her probation from a DUI arrest.
“It all comes down to meditation for me. I do this thing called tapping," she explains. Tapping is an "emotional freedom technique" where people tap the body's meridian points to help deal with stress.
“I used it when I did The Jonathan Ross Show because he was going down the jail route. I was getting uncomfortable so had to do it... I can hear every conversation in a room. I hear everything and I notice everything so I have to teach myself to shut my brain off.”