American actor Brad Pitt portrayed scientist and chief infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci in the sketch show Saturday night live. Recently, he jokingly said that he would like to be played by an Academy Award winner in the new season of the program. The doctor’s request was granted. The video, filmed in self-isolation, was published online.
Brad Pitt is sitting at a table in a gray wig and glasses and, in the image of Fauci, comments on the recent statements of US President Donald Trump about the coronavirus outbreak (clips from his speeches were inserted in the sketch).
So, after showing a clip where the US President promises that the flash will disappear “like a miracle,” Pitt says:
“A miracle is, of course, wonderful. Who doesn’t love miracles? But they don’t have to be plan A. Even Sally (referring to pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who made an emergency landing on the water of the Hudson River (New York) until the last planned to land at the airport.”
Brad Pitt also joked about Trump’s words that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be created “relatively soon.”
“What an interesting phrase,” Pitt muses. — About the entire history of Earth? Of course, then the vaccine will be found very quickly, but if you tell your friend that it will be “relatively soon,” and appear in a year and a half, he will be relatively angry.”
At the end of the video, the actor takes off his wig and thanks to the real Anthony Fauci and all the health workers fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
The video has gained almost ten million views on YouTube and 150 thousand likes.