Miriam Margolyes says she is ‘afraid’ of dying from a coronavirus

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Actress Miriam Margolyes has revealed she is “afraid” of dying from coronavirus – just weeks after she sparked outrage by admitting she hoped Boris Johnson would die when he was struck by coronavirus.

The 79-year-old Harry Potter star described how she is “scared” of dying from the deadly virus and added that her “morality is almost at the bottom of the rock” as she continues to remain locked in the middle of the pandemic.

Speaking on this week’s Grounded With Louis Theroux podcast, she explained: “I’m scared, I’m afraid of dying, less scared than before, but I’m afraid of dying from this disease because it’s really unpleasant.

“It’s scary, I’m afraid. So I’m really not going to have a good time. The star added that she wanted it to be something that could “handle anything, but I actually can’t.”

Miriam Margolyes, 78, has told how she is “scared” of dying from coronavirus – just weeks after she sparked outrage by admitting she hoped Boris Johnson would die when he was struck down with coronavirus. In the photo, om the last step when she made the comment about the Prime Minister

The Harry Potter actress made the comments while speaking on this week's Grounded With Louis Theroux podcast. Pictured, Louis Theroux on This Morning, London, May 9, 2019

The Harry Potter actress made the comments while speaking on this week’s Grounded With Louis Theroux podcast. Pictured, Louis Theroux on This Morning, London, May 9, 2019

She added: “I thought… I was more substantial, but I’m not. “I have to admit that I am an insignificant thing. I am totally alone and I am almost 79 years old and I am not good for household chores.

The actress, whose partner is currently in the Netherlands, went on to explain how her “morality is almost at an all-time low.”

“I get my pleasures from contact with people, that’s what I like and when I’m cut off from people like I should be right now, I don’t do very well,” she says.

“I’ve read, I watch TV a lot, I think a little bit, but I wouldn’t say I’m having a lot of fun.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson left St Thomas' Hospital in central London last month after a week-long stay due to coronavirus and spent some time in intensive care - he could have lost his life. Pictured, leaving 10 Downing Street, London, for pmQs in the House of Commons on June 3, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson left St Thomas’ Hospital in central London last month after a week-long stay due to coronavirus and spent some time in intensive care – he could have lost his life. Pictured, leaving 10 Downing Street, London, for pmQs in the House of Commons on June 3, 2020

Miriam’s feelings on COVID-19 come weeks after her shocking Comments on the Prime Minister who featured in a rant on Channel 4 comedy chat show The Last Leg.

Just a few days after Boris Johnson revealed that doctors were preparing to announce his death in case he lost his battle with the virus, as he admitted he was “a lucky man”, Margolyes told viewers, “I wanted him to die.”

When asked how she thought the government had handled the pandemic, the star said, “It’s appalling, of course, appalling. It is a disgrace, it is a scandal. This is a public scandal.

“I mean, I had a hard time not wanting Boris Johnson to die. I wanted him to die. Then I thought it’s going to think badly about me and I don’t want to be the kind of person who wants people to die.

After admitting her change of heart, Miriam continued with another wild remark about the Prime Minister.

She said: “So I wanted him to improve, which he did, he only improved. But he has not improved as a human being. And I’d really prefer that. So we’re in the t’t, basically, here.

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