Aussie actress Rebel Wilson has recounted allegedly being kidnapped at gunpoint by a group of men in rural Africa.

Rebel appeared on the UK TV special Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking, where she was interviewed by SAS Australia dude Ant Middleton.

When asked about a time in her life where she was genuinely terrified, she recalled travelling with a group of women in Mozambique when they were ambushed by armed men.

“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,’” she said.

Wilson claims the group of women were then taken to a house and held hostage overnight.

“I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader,” she added.

“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.”

Rebel Wilson says the next day, they were set free. “They came and said, ‘Your truck is ready now. You can go, go, go,’” she said.

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

She went on to theorise that “those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck.”

She did not specify when the incident allegedly occurred.