Anthony FauciAnthony FauciCDC to issue more guidance on school openings amid Trump criticism The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's 12:30 Report- Presented by Facebook - Trump threatens schools' funding over reopening MORE says there's an actor who's up for the job of playing him on "Saturday Night Live": Brad Pitt.

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases quipped Friday in an appearance on CNN's "New Day" that the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" star — who's twice been named People's "Sexiest Man Alive" — would be up to the task of portraying him on TV.

In an interview with Fauci, anchor Alisyn Camerota noted that "SNL" would be returning to NBC's airwaves this weekend after a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


"What do you think the chances are that somebody will portray you?" Camerota asked.

"I have no idea. I hope not," Fauci replied with a laugh.


Camerota quickly suggested a few performers' names, including Ben Stiller and 56-year-old Pitt. 

"Oh Brad Pitt," Fauci, 79, said with a wide grin. "Of course."