Rebel Wilson has opened up about a horrifying incident she had with a group of women in rural Mozambique. She talked about how she was kidnapped at gunpoint in Africa and held overnight.
The actress explained that she was traveling with a group of women in rural Mozambique. She said that is where their vehicle stopped and armed men ordered them to come off the truck. The actress recalled the terrifying ordeal to Ant Middleton for Sky One show called Straight Talking.
Rebel explained what happened when guns were pointed at her. the actress shared that she had gotten everybody in her traveling party to link arms. This was in case anyone else was also attempted to be abducted by the men.
The Pitch Perfect actress recalled, “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’.”
She further detailed how they were taken into a house in the middle of nowhere. The Bridesmaid actress shared she felt like she was very good in the crisis as she felt like a team leader.
Rebel continued: “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 Thinks Gunmen Used Them To Smuggle Drugs
She further explained that they were all released the next morning without any harm. The men had thought to have their vehicle was filled up with illegal substances for smuggling. 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.’”
Rebel further detailed that they did not ask any questions and got back on that truck. She shared that they got out of there and crossed the South African border a few hours later. The actress said, “I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck.”
Ant Middleton was extremely shocked at this revelation as he said that it was not what he was expecting. He said, “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.”
Rebel has shed over three stone during her ‘year of health’ in 2020. The actress might even consider adding action into her resume.