"I was petrified": Rebel Wilson reveals she was kidnapped at gunpoint
Rebel Wilson has spoken about the horrifying moment she was kidnapped at gunpoint by a group of men in rural Africa.
The Australian actress appeared on the UK TV special Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking, where she was interviewed by SAS Australia instructor Ant Middleton.
Speaking to the 40-year-old, Wilson was asked about the moment where she felt the most fear in her life.
She revealed that she had been travelling with a group of women in Mozambique when they were ambushed by armed men.
“We were on this cattle truck and these men came on another truck with a lot of guns. (They pulled up beside us) with the big guns and they were like, ‘Yeah, you’ve got to get off your truck.’” she said.
Wilson said the group was taken to a house and held hostage overnight.
“I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader,” she added.
“They sat us down, and I said, ‘Everybody link arms,’ because I was petrified in the night that they might want to take one of the girls or something.”
They were allowed to leave the next day.
“They came and said, ‘Your truck is ready now. You can go, go, go,’” she said.
“We just got back on that truck and got out of there and crossed the South African border a few hours later.”
The Pitch Perfect star still doesn't know the reasoning behind the kidnapping, but she's developed her own theory.
“I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck,” she added.
She did not specify when the incident happened.
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