The North Carolina mom who made the world laugh with her over her joy about her ‘Chewbacca Mask’ has made the big time thanks to James Corden, who let her drive him to work with a VERY special guest!
Candace Payne, aka the “Chewbacca Mask Mom,” got the treat of a lifetime when James Corden, 37, let her do his carpool drive to work on his show May 23. Not only did they have fun with the masks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, 49, gave her some HUGE props for bringing Chewy joy to the viral world!
“It’s not me, it’s the mask,” Candace tells James as to why she can’t hurry to get him to work on time. She bursts into her amazing laugh as she puts her now infamous mask on and the host seems frustrated by it all. He tells her her hilarity sounds nothing like Chewy until J.J. shows up in the back seat to disagree and says she does an “excellent Chewbacca,” as she takes off her mask and casually thanks the legendary director. “I appreciate that,” she tells him as James feigns shock.
J.J. gives her a “director’s note” telling Candace, “It’s less like this” as he dons the now famous mask and makes a more scary growl and, “It’s more like this,” as he growls in Chewy’s deep yowl. The two practice it but ultimately Candace gets J.J. in stitches as they both end up laughing wildly while wearing the mask.
“Come on James, you’re missing out,” he tells the host as he finally relents and puts on the mask to join along in the fun. They then erupt into 15 seconds of completely insane laughter together, just like Candace originally brought us when she put on that mask May 20 and became an internet sensation.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of J.J. and James seg with Candace the Chewbacca lady? Are you in stitches?