'Chewbacca Mom' to meet actor behind "Star Wars" character
Posted: 11:15 AM, May 24, 2016
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<p>In this Dec. 14, 2015, file photo, Peter Mayhew arrives at the world premiere of &quot;Star Wars: The Force Awakens&quot; at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The actor, who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, agreed to meet &quot;Chewbacca mom&quot; Candace Parker in a letter read by James Corden's on Monday's &quot;Late Late Show.&quot; (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)</p>
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 "Late Late Show," Corden read a message to Payne from Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew, who says he has carved out time to meet her during an upcoming visit to her home state of Texas.
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.
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