New Orleans-native Patricia Clarkson will be the Krewe of Muses’ Honorary Muse, according to a release from Krewe Captain Staci Rosenberg. Clarkson, already an Emmy-awarded actress, picked up her first Golden Globe at the start of this year for her performance in the HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects.”
Clarkson will lead the carnival organization’s 19th parade on Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m., riding along the Uptown route in the Krewe of Muses iconic 17-foot-tall red pump. Clarkson is the first repeat honorary muse in the krewe’s history. She also held that honor in 2012. Before that, she reigned as the celebrity monarch for the Krewe of Orpheus in 2007.
“Patricia Clarkson is the quintessential New Orleans girl and most deserving of leading the Muses for a historic second time,” Rosenberg said in the release. “We are proud of her accomplishments then and now. The continuum of her professional work is the embodiment of the attributes and spirit of the nine muses. Patricia is an inspiration to women and girls.”
Clarkson gave a heartfelt shoutout to her family in the Crescent City — father Arthur Clarkson, a school administrator and mother Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson, a former city council member and council president — during her Golden Globes (Jan. 6) acceptance speech: “This is really for my extraordinary mother and father, and I share this with you, Mom and Dad, in New Orleans,” she said. “Cheers!”