Dr. Fauci Gets His Wish: Brad Pitt Plays Him in 'SNL' Opener
Dr. Anthony Fauci has become such a household name with his frequent media appearances during the COVID-19 pandemic that he playfully said weeks ago he'd want Brad Pitt to play him in any eventual movie made of this era.
Pitt provided the cold open for "SNL" this week, impersonating the 79-year-old physician and immunologist, nailing his gravelly Brooklyn accent as he attempted to refute some of the President's most controversial statements about the virus.
Pitt as Fauci had an answer for almost every disputed statement President Trump has made about COVID-19, including whether or not Trump might fire him.
But responding to Trump's controversial suggestion regarding injecting people with disinfectant or to maybe "hit the body" with light to kill the coronavirus, Pitt's Fauci was speechless, face-palming before murmuring, "I know I shouldn't be touching my face."
Pitt ended the three-minute opener by removing his silver wig and saying, "And to the real Dr. 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 on the front line."