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In an interview with Esquire, actress and sexpot Megan Fox describes her surprisingly devout Pentecostal background and familiarity with speaking in tongues.

In the piece written by Stephen Marche, the "Transformers" star reveals her childhood growing up in Tennessee, where she faithfully attended a local Pentecostal church. The interview will be featured in the magazine's February 2013 issue.

As the BBC notes, Pentecostals are Christians who emphasize the direct presence of the Holy Spirit. They also believe that speaking in tongues, prophesying and healing are "gifts of the Spirit" bestowed on worthy believers by God.

Fox told Esquire that she began speaking in tongues when she was 8 years old.

"The energy is so intense in the room," she said, "that you feel like anything can happen. They're going to hate that I compare it to this, but have you ever watched footage of a Santeria gathering or someone doing voodoo? You »

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