She’s Chew-bacck-at it again!
Candace Payne, the Texas mother who became an Internet sensation after posting a video of herself on Facebook wearing a Chewbacca mask is back in the social media spotlight. This time she brought her infectious laugh to the carpool lane with James Corden and J.J. Abrams.
In just a few days, her original video went viral with over 140 million views, making it the most-watched Facebook Live video of all time. As a result, Corden invited Payne to appear on Monday’s episode of “The Late Late Show.”
During the show, Payne explained her reasons behind buying the mask which included marking her territory.
“I wanted to prove to all my Facebook friends and family that that mask was mine,” Payne said. “I didn’t buy it for you little kids. I love you, but this isn’t for you.”
Corden wasn’t going to let Payne leave without surprising her first. They recorded a sketch where he asked Payne to drive him to work.
He wasn’t impressed with the wookie mask until “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams swooped in, and the three entertained the Internet with their contagious laughter.
Corden also left Payne speechless with news that the real Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew, had reserved VIP passes for her and her family to attend a private meeting at the Dallas Fan Expo in June, according to Complex.
After the first video went viral, Kohl’s surprised Payne and her family with Star Wars merchandise.
“Candace didn't want to share her Chewbacca mask. So we showed up to make sure she didn't have to! #AllTheGoodStuff,” Kohl’s said in a Facebook post.