“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.”
“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.”