Dr. Anthony Fauci Was Portrayed By Brad Pitt On SNL
Few weeks ago, Dr Anthony Fauci expressed his desire to be portrayed by the Hollywood’s heartthrob, Brad Pitt. Lucky for him, his wish has come true. The actor made an appearance on SNL as Fauci.
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been on the front-line to address all queries about the virus
In 1966, he graduated from Cornell University Medical College as the doctor of medicine. After two years, Fauci joined the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious diseases. As a clinical associate. However, in 1984, Dr. Anthony Fauci became the director of NIAID. Since then, he has held his position and been on the forefront to work for viral diseases. So far, Fauci has dealt with diseases like HIV, SARS, swine flu, and Ebola. When the COVID-19 pandemic enveloped the world, Dr. Fauci came to the rescue. He is the lead member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force established by President Trump. Since then, he has been actively answering all the questions related to the virus and providing an update about the situation. Although President Trump has not made his job easier by misinformation, Dr. Anthony Fauci’s job is commendable.
Last week, he jokingly expressed his wish to be portrayed by Brad Pitt on SNL and the actor delivered
Since the lockdown, Saturday Night Live has been recording socially distanced episodes where the cast members come together from their homes. During an interview last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci joked that Bard Pitt should portray him on SNL. Keeping that in mind, Brad Pitt dressed up as the NIAID director and delivered a monologue in yesterday’s episode. In Anthony Fauci’s raspy voice and energetic hand gestures, Brad Pitt came forward to clear the misinformation spread by President Trump. During the sketch, he said:
“There’s been a lot of misinformation out there about the virus and yes the President has taken some liberties with our guidelines. So tonight, I would like to explain what the President was trying to say.”
One by one, he debunked all the myths and set the record straight. First, he dismissed Trump’s claim that the vaccine comes out ‘relatively soon’ and said:
“If you were to tell a friend, I’ll be over relatively soon, and then showed up a year-and-a-half later, your friend may be relatively pissed off.”
Afterward, Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci clears the claim that everyone has access to the tests and says that he means almost no one. At the end of the monologue, Brad Pitt takes off his prosthetic and sincerely thanks the real Dr. Fauci, all the health workers, and first responders. While Brad Pitt did his best as usual, it would be interesting to know what Fauci thinks about this impersonation.