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Rebel Wilson reveals she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint in ‘petrifying’ ordeal

The actress admitted it was the most fearful situation she had ever been in


Rebel Wilson has revealed she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint in a “petrifying” ordeal.

The Australian comedian opened up about the “most fearful situation” she had even been in, which occurred while on a trip to Mozambique.

During her appearance on Sky One’s Straight Talking with Ant Middleton, the 40-year-old explained: “There was one time in Africa where I got kidnapped. It was in rural Mozambique.”


“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.’

The actress recalled: “They took us to a house in the middle of nowhere. I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader.

“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.”


“Luckily we weren’t harmed and then the next day they came and said, ‘Your truck is ready now. You can go – go, go.’

“We didn’t ask any questions. We just got back on that truck and got out of there and crossed the South African border a few hours later.

“I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck,” she added.

Host Ant admitted he was shocked by the story, telling the Bridesmaids star: “I was expecting you to say, ‘Yeah I came face to face with a snake or a spider,’ and then you tell me you got kidnapped at gunpoint.

“You need to do a hardcore action movie,” he added.

Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking will air on Thursday, January 14 at 9pm on Sky One and NOW TV.