The best things in life are unexpected, but we certainly didn’t see this coming.

Director J.J. Abrams is best known for his work on sci-fi films and TV series including “Star Trek”, “Fringe”, and so on. He’s the current director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, the first film in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy. However, the film won’t arrive until this Christmas (25th December).

Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens


A week ago, Disney and Lucasfilm released a new teaser trailer of the movie during the “Star Wars Celebration“, a fan gathering that was held in Anaheim, California. The celebration featured panel discussions from the cast and crew of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and exhibitions.

It seemed like the production crew from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” celebrated in their very own special way too as they managed to grab Abrams to take on the “Twizzler Challenge” with a character from the “Star Wars” franchise, Chewbecca.

The Twizzler challenge is somewhat similar to the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” because the participants must challenge 2 more people to do the same. However, the latter only requires participants to experience the pain of cold, solidified water to raise awareness for ALS.

Twizzler Challenge - Star Wars - J.J. Abrams and Chewbeca

It started in support of Autism Awareness Month, and is way more awkward as compared to the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” because it requires 2 people eating a piece of Twizzler from either end, “Lady and the Tramp” style. Jimmy Kimmel became a big fan of the challenge after sharing a piece of Twizzler with Rihanna on his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live“. He then challenged Abrams to do the same with the famous wookie.

And of course, the director accepted the challenge and he did it with a weird kind of passion. He completed it at ease, but a few stray wookie hairs landed in his mouth too. It is, by far, one of the weirdest things we’ve seen in a “Star Wars”-related piece of news.



On a side note, Abrams also challenged Jennifer Anniston to perform the act with Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo.

So far, the celerbrities who have taken the challenge are Lena Dunham, Meredith Vieira, and Matt Lauer. But who do you think should do the challenge too?

(Source: The Verge)

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