11/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I'm Not Joan

It was recently brought to my attention that some people are mistaking my voice for that of a McCain supporter. Apparently, there is a woman, only known to the world as "Joan," who provides the voice for a McCain attack ad entitled "Painful." Her voice sounds a lot like mine. (I happen to think my voice is a little more resonant, but that's beside the point.) Let me assure the American people the voice in that ad is not my voice. My voice has been busy cheering loudly for one Senator Barack Obama.

This is my attempt to clear up any confusion and to avoid strange stares at dinner parties. I am Patricia Clarkson and I approved this message.