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Rebel Wilson Says She Was 'KIDNAPPED' At GUNPOINT In Mozambique

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By Chris Barilla

"Pitch Perfect" star Rebel Wilson seemingly had the harrowing encounter of a lifetime while on vacation in Africa, where she claims she was "kidnapped" at gunpoint during a visit to Mozambique.

Wilson got candid during a chat with "Sky News" about the most fearful situation she has ever encountered. 

The question prompted the actress to share the time she was holed up overnight in an indiscernible rural African area with her kidnappers standing by as she feared for her imminent safety.

The Ordeal

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"There was one time in Africa where I got kidnapped," Wilson led off her admission about the harrowing ordeal by saying.

The 40-year-old star went on to add that her and a group of women were traveling in rural Mozambique when they were approached by armed kidnapper's who took them hostage, "These men come on another truck with a lot of guns." Prompting the interviewer to ask about the precise location of the attackers in relation to her, "Pulled up beside you?"

'With The Big Guns'

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"Yeah, with the big guns, and were like, 'you've got to get off your truck'," Wilson explained of the situation. "They took us to this house in the middle of nowhere."

Despite the terrifying ordeal, Wilson maintained that she feels as though she handled her interactions with the kidnappers well, saying, "I feel like I was very good in the crisis, yeah, I was like a team leader."

She then explained what she instructed the other women to do while they were captured.

'Everybody Link Arms'

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"They sat us down. I said, 'everybody link arms'. I'm petrified in the night they might want to take one of the girls or something. Luckily, we weren't harmed."

Luckily, Wilson said they were released just the next day, something that still perplexes her.

"The next day, they came and said, 'oh, your truck is ready now you can go - go, go', you know. So we just didn't ask any questions, we got back on that truck and and just got back out of there and then crossed the South African border a few hours later," she recalled.


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Despite not knowing the kidnapper's exact intentions for the group of women, especially considering how quickly they were released, Wilson says she has formulated some theories in the time since it all occurred.

"I think maybe those guys used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck," she said of how the men used the captured women to help cross the border only the next day.

Despite it all, Wilson maintains that she learned immensely from the event and it will forever consist of her most fearful moments.

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