Anthony FauciAnthony FauciWhite House admits July 4 vaccine marker will be missed Overnight Health Care: White House acknowledges it will fall short of July 4 vaccine goal | Fauci warns of 'localized surges' in areas with low vaccination rates | Senate Finance leader releases principles for lowering prescription drug prices Poll: 58 percent say Fauci should not resign 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."