Be careful what you wish for, you might just get!
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci got his wish as he was portrayed by actor Brad Pitt during a comedy sketch on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last weekend.
Last weekend, Pitt played Fauci with a wig and mimic the doctor’s voice. He delivered his lines opposite official statements from US President Donald Trump which is the setups and actor throws in a corresponding punch lines.
After his scripted performance, Pitt removed his wig and addressed the real Fauci:
“…To the real doctor Fauci thank you for your calm and your clarity in this unnerving time. And thank you to the medical workers, first responders, and their families for being the front line.”
In an interview with Telemundo host Francisco Casa, Fauci said he was impressed with Pitt’s impersonation of him.
“I’m a great fan of Brad Pitt and that is the reason when people asked me who, I would like to play me I mentioned Brad Pitt. He’s one of my favorite actors I think he did a great job,” said Fauci.
“I think he showed that he is a really classy guy when at the end he took off his hair and thank me and all of the health care workers,” he added.
On 10 April, Fauci was interviewed by CNN host Allison Camerota, where he was asked who would he want to play him in SNL: Ben Stiller or Brad Pitt?
Fauci replied: “Brad Pitt, of course.”