LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – CBS late night host James Corden has surprised ‘Chewbacca Mom’ Candace Payne with the chance to meet the actor behind the “Star Wars” creature.
Payne’s wildly popular video of her hysterically laughing while wearing a toy Chewbacca mask has gained more than 140 million views on Facebook since she posted it last week.
On Monday’s “The Late Late Show” on CBS, Corden read a message to Payne from Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, who said that he has carved out time to meet her during an upcoming visit to her home state of Texas. Mayhew has a home in North Texas and is scheduled to appear at Dallas Comic Con next weekend.
Payne’s original video happened to be posted on Mayhew’s birthday.
Earlier in the show, Payne appeared in a skit alongside Corden and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams in which the three wore the masks that emit Chewbacca’s distinctive roar. Abrams is currently working on the next chapter in the sci-fi franchise, for now simply titled “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”
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