'Petrified': Rebel Wilson reveals she was kidnapped at gunpoint in Africa

Rebel Wilson has recalled the terrifying moment she was kidnapped by men with "a lot of guns" and held overnight while traveling in rural Mozambique. 

The Pitch Perfect star revealed the ordeal during an episode of the TV special Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking, where the actor and the SAS Australia instructor traverse the Mexican wilderness together. 

"We were on this cattle truck and these men came on another truck with a lot of guns," Wilson explained. 

"[They pulled up beside us] with the big guns and they were like, 'Yeah, you've got to get off your truck'." 

The Hollywood star said she and the group of women she was traveling with were taken to a house where they were held overnight.

"I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader," 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."

Wilson said she and her travel companions were allowed to leave the next day.  

"They came and said, 'Your truck is ready now. You can go, go, go'." 

"We just got back on that truck and got out of there and crossed the South African border a few hours later."

Wilson said she suspected the men might have used their truck to smuggle something illegal across the border. 

"I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck."