Rebel Wilson has opened up about the traumatic ordeal in which she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint in Africa years ago.
The Aussie actress detailed her terrifying experience to former British soldier Ant Middleton in an upcoming episode of UK Sky One programme, Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking.
“There was one time in Africa where I got kidnapped. It was in rural Mozambique,” the 40-year-old said on the show, according to The Sun.
“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.”
Wilson then said her survival instincts kicked in and she wanted to protect the other women who were also held captive.
“I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader,” she recalled. “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.”
In the episode, which airs in the UK later this week, Wilson said they were all released the following morning, uninjured.
“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,” she said. “I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck.”
Wilson and Middleton, a Royal Marines commando, shot the episode during a three-day period in Mexico. The actress was in the country last November with her sister, Annachi, so it’s likely that was when the episode was filmed.
“This is what I look like 3 days into the Mexican wilderness with @antmiddleton 🥰 catch STRAIGHT TALKING on @skytv Thursday 14th at 9pm UK time,” she captioned a throwback photo.
“What a warrior and joy you are! Now long now 😘 x,” Middleton commented on the pic.