Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson describes kidnapping ordeal 1 week ago

Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson describes kidnapping ordeal

The star said she is "good in a crisis."

Rebel Wilson has described a terrifying kidnapping ordeal in which she was held hostage overnight.

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The actor, who is best known for her roles in Pitch Perfect and The Hustle, said this week that she had been travelling with a group of women in rural Mozambique when they were stopped by a group of men carrying guns.

Wilson described the ordeal on her new show, Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking, while chatting to co-host Ant about a time when she had experienced a crisis.

Ant and Rebel

"These men came on another truck with a lot of guns [...] and they were like, 'Yeah, you've got to get off your truck,'" she said.

"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 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. The next day they came and said, 'Your truck is ready now. You can go go go.'"

Wilson said the group was released unharmed the next morning, but that she and the other women still felt shaken by the experience.

"We didn't ask any questions," she said. "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."

Middleton, a former soldier and presenter, was unsurprisingly shocked by the story. "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," he said.

"You need to do a hardcore action movie."

Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking airs on January 14 on Sky One.