Appearing on "The Late Show," Robert De Niro warmed up to host Stephen Colbert's suggestion to portray New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a COVID-19-centric movie. Noting that the governor is doing what a president should be doing, De Niro said he would like to play Cuomo.

Cuomo has been garnering huge popularity worldwide for fearlessly spearheading New York amid the unprecedented crisis. When Colbert, who records his show remotely, asked De Niro about which real-life character he would like to portray, the veteran actor answered "Cuomo."

De Niro, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, was all praises for the governor and said his chances of becoming the President one day are quite strong. The actor stated that though he supports Joe Biden, Cuomo seems to be a reliable backup option for the Democrats. The actor condemned Trump for ignoring all the major signs of the coronavirus outbreak and expressed his chagrin the way the current administration is trying to control this pandemic.

Robert De Niro Actor Robert De Niro, who appears above at the world premiere of the film "Live From New York" during the Tribeca Film Festival this year, delivered a memorable commencement speech before graduates of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts May 22, 2015. Photo: Reuters "Pandemics have been in the world before and people survived them. It's appalling. It's all about him getting re-elected. I have no words for it anymore. I'm nonplussed. Dumbfounded." he said.

Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci (who is part of Coronavirus Task Force at White House) was impersonated by Brad Pitt in Saturday Night Live At Home. Fauci had earlier revealed his wish for Pitt to portray him. De Niro's wish to play Cuomo could be satisfied in the form of a sketch as well.