J.J. Abrams Expresses His Relief After George Lucas Gave 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' His Approval

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

If there’s one person Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams wanted approval from, it’s the genius behind the “galaxy far, far away…”

Star Wars
creator George Lucas was treated to an early screening of Episode VII, and much to the relief of Abrams, gave it a thumbs up.

“Of course I was nervous knowing he was going to see the film. But the fact is, that it wasn’t until after he’d seen it and gave his thumbs up that I felt the relief,” Abrams admitted to ET. “I didn’t know I was going to be as relieved as I was.”

We can’t say we blame him!

WATCH: Daisy Ridley Says Seeing ‘The Force Awakens’ Was ‘Overwhelming’

“Anytime anyone watches it, of course it has great meaning. I’m dying to know what they thought,” said Abrams. “But no one like George Lucas exists, and him seeing the movie was an important thing for me.”

Lucas was the creative mastermind at the helm of the previous six Star Wars films before selling his company, Lucasfilm, to Disney in 2012.

“It’s incredible what George Lucas was able to do,” said Abrams. “I’ve never been more amazed by him or more grateful for him than I am now.”