Rebel Wilson reveals she was kidnapped at gunpoint and held overnight in terrifying ordeal

REBEL Wilson has revealed she was kidnapped at gunpoint in Africa and held overnight.

The Australian actress, 40, said she was with other women when the terrifying incident happened and she insisted on linking arms with everyone in case any of them were snatched.

She said: “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'.

“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.”

Rebel opened up about the terrifying experience for the first time in a discussion with hardman Ant Middleton which will air on Sky One tomorrow night.

Thankfully, no one was hurt and they were released the following morning – convinced illegal substances had been put in their vehicle to be smuggled across the border.

She explained: “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."

A stunned Ant responded: “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.”

While an action movie is something Rebel would love to do, it’s not one that has been offered to her in Hollywood – possibly because of her larger size before shedding more than 40 pounds last year.

The actress told The Sun last June that she was paid to stay bigger, saying: “I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which kind of can mess with your head a bit.”

Rebel is the second celebrity to brave a trip into the wilderness with Ant, following Liam Payne who opened up on the programme last year about previously experiencing suicidal thoughts.

  • Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking airs on Thursday at 9pm on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV

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