Earlier that month, Fauci, 79, was asked on CNN New Day who he would like to play on “Saturday Night Live,” to which Fauci replied, “Brad Pitt, of course.”
“I think he did very well,” he said. “I mean, I’m a big fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s why when people ask me who I’d like to play, I mention Brad Pitt because he’s one of my favorite actors. I think he did a great job.” .
In his appearance as Fauci, Pitt briefly broke the character to deliver a message to the real-life doctor and immunologist and other health professionals who have been guiding the management of the pandemic in the country.
“And to the real Dr. Fauci, thank you for your calm and clarity at this puzzling moment,” Pitt said. “And thanks to the medical workers, first responders and their families for being on the front line.”