Penguin Bloom, the Australian-American film that has recently been making waves on Netflix, is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Cameron Bloom and Bradley Trevor Greive. It tells the real life story of Sam Bloom, as played by Naomi Watts, who was partially paralyzed in a devastating accident, followed by a period of deep depression, only to find new hope when she and her family adopted an injured baby magpie. This little bird, with its black and white coloring, is the “Penguin” of the title.
Amid actors like Watts, Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), and Rachel House, the former Zam Wesell performer appears in the film. Here, Walsman trades in her bounty hunter gear for a more relatable role as Kylie, Sam Bloom’s sister, who is portrayed as trying to help Sam adjust back to everyday life in the midst of her depression.
Though Walsman has dozens of credits, mostly on TV — including the TV series Cleverman, the psychological thriller Safe Harbour, and the 2005 TV mini-series Hercules — her role in Attack of the Clones has, so far, continued to be her most well-known performance. However, given Penguin Bloom‘s recent success, it wouldn’t at all be surprising if we start seeing her more frequently in the future … whether that future involves a Zam Wesell resurrection or not.