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‘Star Wars’ actor Peter Mayhew to meet ‘Chewbacca Mom’

Late night host James Corden has surprised Chewbacca mom Candace Payne with the chance to meet the actor behind the “Star Wars” creature.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14:  Actor Peter Mayhew attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Peter Mayhew attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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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