Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned it’s “surreal” that actor Brad Pitt earned an Emmy nod for portraying him on “Saturday Night time Stay” — however he received’t be becoming a member of the star on stage if he wins.
Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments, laughed when requested about Pitt’s nomination for his 3-minute cameo on “SNL.”
“What a surreal world we’re dwelling in,” Fauci mentioned Thursday on CNN’s “New Day.”
“He’s one in every of my favourite actors, so I actually do hope he wins.”
Fauci instructed host Alisyn Camerota that he hasn’t spoken to Pitt since his “SNL” gig in April.
However the physician added, “I might love to fulfill him as a result of I’ve been such an awesome admirer of him and his expertise.”
Pitt channeled Fauci for “SNL’s” chilly open shortly after the infectious illness professional appeared on CNN in early April, saying he’d love for the two-time Oscar winner to painting him.
Camerota requested whether or not Fauci would wish to be a part of Pitt on stage if he wins the Emmy — inflicting the doc to shift to a extra sober tone.
“The one cause I’ve hesitancy about that’s that we’re in the course of an outbreak — a foul pandemic — and I believe that affiliation with type of present enterprise factor is perhaps misinterpreted that I’m not critical about what I’m doing,” Fauci mentioned.
“So I’d moderately concentrate on my job and actually want him effectively that he wins.”
Fauci beforehand mentioned Pitt nailed the impersonation — which concerned a silver wig, wire-rimmed glasses and Fauci’s thick, gravelly New York accent.