Allison Janney extends the maxim that the best actors can entertain simply by reading a phone book. She manages with commercials.
Her voice is warm and burnished with compassion on radio and TV voiceover spots for a health care provider, possibly the most melodic soft sell ever.
"If I have to be in a dark emotional place, I spend my day looking for reasons to be in that state, so I can bring it when I need to (for a role). I can do it, but it's just a lot trickier for me," she said.