Brad Pitt played Anthony Fauci in an episode of Saturday Night Live. Dr. Anthony Fauci stated a few weeks ago that he wants Brad Pitt to portray his role on SNL.
Saturday Night Live fulfilled Dr. Fauci’s wish on the second episode of SNL at home.
Dr. Fauci’s Request
The Saturday Night Live still delivers stay-at-home episodes amidst the pandemic. The 79-year old said that he would love Brad Pitt to portray his role in SNL. Fauci chose Brad Pitt to play his part in an April 10 interview. SNL made Fauci’s wish come true in its second episode of SNL at home.
Who is Dr. Anthony Fauci?
Dr. Fauci is a physician and immunologist. He is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci is one of the primary members of the task force that addresses COVID-19 in the United States.
Dr. Fauci is one of the most prominent infectious disease experts around the world. People consider Fauci as one of the most trusted people in the medical industry. He shows up on President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 addresses.
An online petition also circulates. The request tries to impose Fauci as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. There is Fauci merchandise too.
Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci
Brad Pitt seized the chance to portray Dr. Fauci’s role. He hosted the second stay-at-home episode of Saturday Night Live.
The actor wore a wig and glasses like Fauci’s. He stayed on his desk to explain his insights on President Trump’s remarks. Pitt, as Fauci, addressed his opinion on some of Trump’s statements by showing clips.
Pitt first explained President Trump’s claim on vaccines. The president stated that a coronavirus vaccine would be available relatively soon. Fauci said that the phrase, “Relatively soon.” is interesting. “Relatively soon is an interesting phrase. Relative to the entire history of the earth, sure, the vaccine is going to come real fast,” Fauci stated.
Second, Fauci addressed Trump’s assumption that the virus will end like a miracle. Fauci said that miracles shouldn’t be a plan A.
He aimed to imply something in the statement released by the president.
He also said that he knows the rumors that President Trump wants to fire him. “So yeah, I’m getting fired,” Fauci says. Dr. Fauci tries to carry his statements smooth-flowing despite the rumors circulating online.
Brad Pitt ended the show by removing his disguise. “Live, kinda, from across all America, it’s Saturday Night,” Pitt said.