It was only last week that the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci had stated that if any actor should portray him on America's popular show 'Saturday Night Live' it should be Brad Pitt. His wish came true after SNL's latest home edition opened with a celebrity cameo from Brad Pitt playing the American physician and immunologist on Saturday.
The three-minute video posted by SNL on their Twitter page has garnered more than 1.5 million views and shows Pitt enacting Fauci with his lines interspersed with actual footage of US President Donald Trump speaking about COVID-19. The video began with the note and voice-over saying, "And now, a message from one of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force - Dr. Anthony Fauci."
Pitt's Fauci even took a jibe at Trump's recent comment where he predicted that Coronavirus would disappear like a 'miracle' one day. "A miracle would be great! Who doesn't love miracles? But miracles shouldn't be Plan A," Pitt's Fauci said.
Towards the end of the video, as the 56-year-old actor removed his wig and dropped the Fauci accent and said: "To the real Dr. Fauci, thank you for your calm and your clarity in this unnerving time." He wrapped up the show by thanking the front line responders for their contribution during the coronavirus crisis.
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