Sophia Loren, 86, shares her fears about the coronavirus pandemic

Sophia Loren has said she’s ‘ver upset’ and ‘so afraid’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, revealing she hasn’t seen some members of her family in months.

The legendary actress, 86, who recently appeared in her first film in 11 years, told The Telegraph, she never expected the world to change as much as it has in lockdown.

Speaking from her home in Geneva, where she lives alone, the Neapolitan Hollywood starlet said: ‘I don’t really feel I can go out, so I stay in and read, and do things that make me feel good. I’m lucky to have friends around me that I can chat to and who will make me laugh. 

‘But when I came here, I didn’t realise that the pandemic would reach the whole world – not just your own town and city, but our whole world.’

Sophia Loren has said she's 'upset' and 'very afraid' due to the coronavirus pandemic, revealing she hasn't seen her family in months.

Sophia Loren has said she’s ‘upset’ and ‘very afraid’ due to the coronavirus pandemic, revealing she hasn’t seen her family in months. 

The legendary actress, 86, who recently appeared in her first film in 11 years said she never expected the world to change as much as it has in lockdown. She is pictured in 1959

The legendary actress, 86, who recently appeared in her first film in 11 years said she never expected the world to change as much as it has in lockdown. She is pictured in 1959

She added that she hasn’t been able to see any of her four grandchildren, aged between eight and 14, or her sister, who lives in Rome.

Sophia, who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her 1960 performance in Two Women, added: ‘Our lives are completely different to what they were just yesterday, and I never expected that. I am very upset. 

‘Because I live a life that I would have thought it was impossible to live [before the pandemic], and I am afraid – so afraid,’ she added.

The mother-of-two added that she feels like she is ‘losing time’ and ‘trying to be strong and positive’  and ‘convince herself that everything will be fine’. 

Sophia is currently starring in a new film directed by her  son Netflix drama The Life Ahead, starring and directed by Edoardo Ponti

Sophia is currently starring in a new film directed by her  son Netflix drama The Life Ahead, starring and directed by Edoardo Ponti

Sophia added that she hasn't been able to see any of her four grandchildren, aged between eight and 14, or her sister, who lives in Rome. She is pictured with Cary Grant in the 1950s

Sophia added that she hasn’t been able to see any of her four grandchildren, aged between eight and 14, or her sister, who lives in Rome. She is pictured with Cary Grant in the 1950s

Sophia Loren in a sexy pose in a scene from the film 'Fire Power', 1979. The mother-of-two added that she feels like she is 'losing time' and 'trying to be strong and positive' and 'convince herself that everything will be fine'.

Sophia Loren in a sexy pose in a scene from the film ‘Fire Power’, 1979. The mother-of-two added that she feels like she is ‘losing time’ and ‘trying to be strong and positive’ and ‘convince herself that everything will be fine’.

The star, began her film career at age 16 in 1950, added that she feels ‘very attached’ to the films from her youth saying she ‘likes to watch herself at 17 and 18’.

‘It makes me cry, because it reminds me of the wonderful life that I’ve had.’     

It comes as Sophia Loren makes her return to acting as the trailer for Netflix film The Life Ahead. 

In the film – which is directed by the star’s son Edoardo Ponti – Sophia plays a Jewish woman and Holocaust survivor named Madame Rosa who helps raise the children of prostitutes. 

The star, began her film career at age 16 in 1950, added that she feels 'very attached' to the films from her youth saying she 'likes to watch herself at 17 and 18'. She is pictured in the 1950s

The star, began her film career at age 16 in 1950, added that she feels ‘very attached’ to the films from her youth saying she ‘likes to watch herself at 17 and 18’. She is pictured in the 1950s

The trailer sees Sophia’s character reluctantly agree to take in a 12-year-old Senegalese orphan named Momo (Ibrahima Gueuye) after he stole a bag from her.  

The pair struggle to live together at first as Rosa is seen saying: ‘He’s out of his mind. He’s not normal. He’s rotten to the core.’ 

However, they eventually form an unlikely bond and a teary Momo is heard saying of her: ‘It was the first time someone treated me like I was worthy of their trust.’ 

Film: The legendary movie star, 86, who last appeared on screen in 2009, looked right at home as she stepped in front of the camera once again

Film: The legendary movie star, 86, who last appeared on screen in 2009, looked right at home as she stepped in front of the camera once again 

The film, which premieres worldwide on Netflix on November 13, is based on the novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary. 

Speaking of her excitement about the project, Sophia told Deadline: ‘When my son proposed the role to me, it was a dream come true.

‘I jumped at the opportunity to make it. I loved portraying Madame Rosa. She is tough, she is fragile, she is a survivor. In many ways she reminds me of my own mother.’ 

Sophia drew international acclaim for the 1960 film Two Women which was about the ravages of World War II in her native Italy.

Her performance in the Vittorio De Sica movie made her the first person ever to earn an acting Oscar in a language other than English.