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Rebel Wilson Recalls Terrifying Story Of Being Kidnapped At Gunpoint

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2021-01-14T02:54:18+00:00" data-videovertical="" class="vdb_player vdb_5cf69bc3d21f1a2bfeddcb6c55d111bb1146fb12104915c6 vidible-b-page" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2021-01/13/5fff3bb05068c33bdc2d06fe/5fff3bb05068c33bdc2d06ff_o_U_v2.jpg?w=1600&h=900&q=60"></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p><span><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/rebel-wilson/">Rebel Wilson</a> has shared the “petrifying” moment she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint in Mozambique.  </span></p><p><span>The <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/pitch-perfect">Pitch Perfect</a> star recalled her terrifying ordeal in the East African country while speaking to <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/ant-middleton">Ant Middleton</a> on his Sky One programme Straight Talking.</span></p><p><span>The Australian star explained that she was with friends when their truck was ambushed by a group of men with guns.</span></p><p><span>“There was one time in Africa where I got kidnapped,” she said. “It was in rural Mozambique. </span></p><p><span>“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’.”</span></p></div><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ffed2072600007a747a3f31.jpeg?cache=2PDslwBtVa&ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Rebel Wilson" data-caption="Rebel Wilson" data-rich-caption="Rebel Wilson" data-credit="Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP" data-credit-link-back=""><div class="content-list-component text"><p><span>Rebel and her friends were then taken to an isolated house “in the middle of nowhere” but the actor says she’s proud of how she handled the frightening situation.</span></p><p><span>“I felt like I was very good in the crisis,” the Cats star said. “I was like a team leader.” </span></p><p><span>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. </span></p><p><span>“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.</span></p><p><span>“We just got back on that truck and got out of there and crossed the South African border a few hours later.”</span></p></div><div class="content-list-component embed-asset"><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ3mQOKrvfY/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"><div><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ3mQOKrvfY/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><div><div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div></div><div></div><div><div> View this post on Instagram</div></div><div></div><div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></a><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ3mQOKrvfY/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A post shared by Rebel Wilson (@rebelwilson)</a></p></div></blockquote></div><div class="content-list-component text"><p><span>Rebel also shared her theory as to why they were singled out, believing their kidnappers had hid drugs in their truck.</span></p><p><span>“I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck,” she said.</span></p><p><span>Understandably taken aback by Rebel’s revelation, Ant told her: “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.”</span></p><p><strong><em>Never miss a thing. </em></strong><a href="https://subscribe.huffpost.com/NewsLetter/preference/Subscribe/?list=au-daily-brief&src=editorial" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Sign up to HuffPost Australia’s weekly newsletter</em></strong></a><strong><em> for the latest news, exclusives and guides to achieving the good life.</em></strong></p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div class="related-entries related-entries--list yr-related-entries"><h3 class="related-entries__head">Related...</h3><ul class="related-entries__list"><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/rebel-wilson-year-of-health_au_5fc7ff9bc5b6933ec7dc1d90?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Rebel Wilson Reveals Her 'Biggest Tip' That Helped Her 'Get Healthy'"> Rebel Wilson Reveals Her 'Biggest Tip' That Helped Her 'Get Healthy' </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/barden-bellas-beyonce-love-on-top_au_5f3f5b0fc5b6763e5dc167e9?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Barden Bellas Reunite For Pitch Perfect Charity Version Of Beyoncé Hit"> Barden Bellas Reunite For Pitch Perfect Charity Version Of Beyoncé Hit </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/rebel-wilson-baftas-2020-speech_au_5eeabeb4c5b67b92ff2d18de?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Rebel Wilson Insists Royals 'Secretly Loved' Jibes About Princes Harry And Andrew At Baftas"> Rebel Wilson Insists Royals 'Secretly Loved' Jibes About Princes Harry And Andrew At Baftas </a></li><li class="related-entries__list__item yr-related-entry"><a class="related-entries__title entry__link--omit yr-card-headline" href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/baftas-2020-rebel-wilson-prince-william_au_5e379e87c5b69a19a4b1d4a0?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Rebel Wilson Makes Prince Andrew Joke At BAFTAs In Front Of Prince William And Kate Middleton"> Rebel Wilson Makes Prince Andrew Joke At BAFTAs In Front Of Prince William And Kate Middleton </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><section class="extra-content"><h5 class="extra-content__title"></h5><div class="extra-content__media"></div></section>

Rebel Wilson has shared the “petrifying” moment she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint in Mozambique.  

The Pitch Perfect star recalled her terrifying ordeal in the East African country while speaking to Ant Middleton on his Sky One programme Straight Talking.

The Australian star explained that she was with friends when their truck was ambushed by a group of men with guns.

“There was one time in Africa where I got kidnapped,” she said. “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’.”

Rebel Wilson

Rebel and her friends were then taken to an isolated house “in the middle of nowhere” but the actor says she’s proud of how she handled the frightening situation.

“I felt like I was very good in the crisis,” the Cats star said. “I was 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. 

“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.”

Rebel also shared her theory as to why they were singled out, believing their kidnappers had hid drugs in their truck.

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

Understandably taken aback by Rebel’s revelation, Ant told her: “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.”

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