Lindsay Lohan reveals more of her 'Muslim' side on Kuwaiti talk show

Published February 5th, 2017 - 10:59 GMT
Actress said the Quran is a source of calmness for her. (Instagram)
Actress said the Quran is a source of calmness for her. (Instagram)

By Arwad Khalifeh

Listen up, world: Lindsay Lohan has finally spoken out in more detail about her relationship with Islam in an interview with Kuwaiti talk show host Swar Shuaib.

The interview was a combo of some serious, but more funny, conversations between Swar and the American actress. 

Swar wasted no time grilling the American actress about THAT photo of her holding a copy of the Quran. 

But Lindsay was not bothered, happily explaining that she was going through a lot when that photo was taken, and the Quran was "a solace and a safe thing for me to have."

"My intention wasn't to hold a religious book," she said, "I was just holding a religious book, but people in America didn't like it, they judged me for it and were saying nasty things."

Lindsay, who has recently been spotted wearing the hijab in Turkey, told Swar that she has tried praying the Muslim way and has fasted Ramadan. 

"I did Ramadan for three days with my friend from Kuwait, it was hard but it was good. It felt good," she said. 

The 30-year-old actress told Swar that she has read 15 pages from the Quran (in English) and that she practices writing some of the verses in Arabic as well. 

Lilo even said that she listens to the Quran on her mobile phone, using an app. 

"Do u feel something special when u read it?," Swar asked.

"I feel calmness," Lilo said. 

There's one thing Lindsay didn't bring out during the interview: her newly-acquired non-American accent, which she said learning Arabic and Turkish were behind it. 

She did however impress Swar with her knowledge of Arabic slang, telling him "khalas" and "wallah" when he jokingly taught her to say "I love Swar Shuaib" in Arabic. 

The interview was much fun to watch, especially when Swar presented Lindsay with two gifts: the first, a fish bowl filled with water and bath salts (seriously, what?!), and the second, a silver bracelet, which he jokingly said "I didn't pay for it," but she loved it anyway. 

However, our fave moment, hands down, from the interview was when Swar got Lindsay to eat a traditional Kuwaiti rice dish with her hands. 

She even licked her fingers in satisfaction afterwards. 

Our second fave moment was when the comedian host ended the interview with the more creepy than funny comment, "Thank you, Lindsay, see you in heaven, soon inshallah," to which Lilo responded, "Hope not like soon enough."

Swar teased Lindsay further by saying, "Do you like Heaven? It's better than earth." 

A concerned Lindsay replied, "I do but not right this second."

Swar wasn't budging and told her, "It's better than earth!," after which Lindsay paused then said, "Let's carry on eating," before the two burst out laughing. 

You can watch the full interview below (starting from 18:24).


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