7:07 am PDT 04/28/2020
“Not only is he really a great actor, but he’s actually a classy person,” says Fauci.
Dr. Anthony Fauci received a kick from Brad Pitt playing him on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, but he was even more impressed with the actor’s personal message at the end of the cold opening.
Earlier this month, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the White House Coronavirus Pandemic Advisor joked that if he had to choose, he would like Pitt to play it. SNL.
Well, that’s exactly what happened, with the Oscar-winning actor playing a version of Fauci who had to debunk a lot of bad information from President Donald Trump and tell people not to ingest any disinfectant. At the end of the song, Pitt broke his character to thank all of the first responders and healthcare workers for their tireless efforts.
Fauci told Telemundo on Monday A Nuevo Dia he was impressed.
“I think he did very well,” said Fauci. “I’m a big fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s why when people ask me who I want to play, I mention Brad Pitt. He’s one of my favorite actors. I think he did a great job. “
Fauci has become known for delivering factual information to White House briefings in the midst of the pandemic.
“I think he showed that he really is a classy guy when in the end he took off his hair and thanked me and all the healthcare workers,” said Fauci. “So not only is he a very big actor, but he’s actually a classy person. “