Dr. Fauci Responds to Brad Pitt’s Emmy Nomination for Playing Him on ‘SNL’

Dr. Anthony Fauci is responding to Brad Pitt being nominated for an Emmy for playing him on Saturday Night Live — and it’s all love!

Of course, Dr. Fauci is the leading public health expert on the White House COVID-19 task force. Brad is nominated for his brief but memorable parody.

“The only thing I can say [is], it’s somewhat surrealistic,” he said in an interview with the Associated Press. “I don’t get distracted by that. I have to really focus like a laserbeam on the things that I’m responsible for. I think that’s kind of interesting, it’s a little bit strange that that’s going on… But one thing for sure: It doesn’t go to my head, because I don’t pay much attention to it.”

After the episode aired, Dr. Fauci acknowledged Brad by telling Telemundo’s Un Nuevo Día “I think he did great. I’m a great fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s the reason why, when people ask me who I would like to play me, I mention Brad Pitt. He’s one of my favorite actors.”

“I think he showed that he is really a classy guy when, at the end, he took off his hair and thanked me and all of the health care workers,” he added. “So, not only is he a really great actor, but he is actually a classy person.”

God we love you, Dr. Fauci. Please keep trying to save the world.