Rebel Wilson claims she was kidnapped during African vacation
Rebel Wilson once endured something far more harrowing than reading the reviews for “Cats.”
During a recent interview, the 40-year-old actress dropped a bombshell that she was once kidnapped during a vacation in Africa.
While speaking on the British series “Straight Talking,” the “Isn’t It Romantic” star claimed that she was abducted in rural Mozambique.
“We were on this cattle truck and these men came on another truck with a lot of guns,” Wilson explained to Ant Middleton, according to NME. “[They pulled up] with the big guns and they were like, ‘Yeah, you’ve got to get off your truck.”
Wilson, who did not disclose when the abduction occurred, added that she and her compatriots were transported to a “house in the middle of nowhere” and were not released until the following morning.
“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,” explained Wilson.
She says no one was harmed.
“The next day, they came and said, ‘Your truck is ready now. You can 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.”
When asked why she believes her group was detained, Wilson said she thought the truck might have been used for transporting contraband.
As for how well she handled the frightening ordeal, Wilson scored herself high marks.
“I felt like I was very good in the crisis,” said the actress. “I was like a team leader.”
Wilson recently walked away with $250,000 for charity during a celebrity appearance on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”