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‘Force’ draws crowd to Kimmel

“The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams talks with Jimmy Kimmel.
“The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams talks with Jimmy Kimmel. ABC

There has been so much written about and reported on in regards to the upcoming release of “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens” that some people are probably already burned out on the movie.

But, it looks like the majority just can’t get enough.

Director J.J. Abrams, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega were guests on the Nov. 23 edition of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The appearance by the group from the new “Star Wars” movie drew the fourth largest crowd of adult’s 18-49 to the ABC late-night show since March 2014.

More than 3 million people stayed up to watch the episode.

Kimmel called “The Force Awakens” “the most anticipated sequel since – I think since the New Testament.”

Abrams talked about his initial hesitations about taking on the film franchise, his excitement to finally get to show the movie to fans and the lengths everyone has had to go through to protect all of the film’s secrets.

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1

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