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Mum who wore Chewbacca mask in viral video meets Star Wars director

Does this face look familiar to you? It should. (Look behind the mask.)

Candace Payne, a mother of two from the US state of Texas, took the internet by storm last week when she posted a quick video of herself sitting her her car and putting on a a toy mask from the Star Wars franchise.

Her hysterical laughter – and her declaration she would hide the mask from her kids and only use it herself – made the video the most-watched ever on Facebook

Following her online success, Candace was invited on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where she once again put on a mask.

But this time, she was joined by JJ Abrams, the director of the latest Star Wars film.


Abrams jokingly gave Candace a director's critique.

"It's less like this," he said, donning a mask and opening his mouth, which made the mask roar.

"And more like this," he said, roaring again.

The trio then descended into fits of giggles as they roared at each other while sitting in a stationary minivan.

Since Candace's video, sales of the masks have skyrocketed.

It's not hard to see why.

This story was originally published in May 2016.