Senator’s wife makes her film debut in bizarre online short

Andy Radia
Politics Reporter
Canada Politics

Remember the strange story of 23-year-old Maygan Sensenberger and her husband, 69-year-old Senator Rod Zimmer?

Sensenberger was arrested in late August after the crew of an Air Canada flight accused her of causing a ruckus, uttering threats against her husband and for threatening to take down the plane.

Well, Sensenberger is in the news again — this time without her senator hubby.

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The attractive native of Ontario has made her film debut, as part of Ottawa's Digi60 film festival, in First Ladies.  Sensenberger plays the lead role, Grand Mother — the head of state of North America who is in the process of establishing world peace with an all female government.

It's not SkyfalliPolitics calls it "The weirdest thing you'll ever see."

But for a short film in a community film festival, it's, well, creative.

The producer of First Ladies, Jo Roulston, says Sensenberger was "exceptional" in her portrayal of Grand Mother, and was a pleasure to work with.

"Maygan was a true professional, she told Yahoo! Canada News.

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"She was early to auditions, in costume and  make-up for the set, lines memorized, helpful towards the cast and crew, she even helped us pack up after the shoot !  In other words,

Roulston adds that Sensenberger could have a future in acting.

"We are working on [a feature film] now," she said.

"We have a role for Maygan in this feature, if she is interested."