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Freeman, Serkis were known as 'Tokien white guys' on 'Black Panther' sets

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Martin has revealed that he and were known as the "Tokien white guys" on the sets of "Black Panther".

Both and have appeared in the Hobbit series, which were based on celebrated J R R Tolkien's novel of the same name.

played Bilbo Baggins in the series, while reprised his "Lord of the Rings" role of Gollum.

"Because we had performed in 'The Hobbit' together, we were known as the 'Tolkien white guys'," he said in an appearance on "The show".

In the Ryan Coogler-directed film, Freeman played CIA agent and Serkis played black-market arms smuggler,

The 46-year-old also recalled the experience of watching "Black Panther" with a live crowd.

"It's been amazing. It's done amazingly well and we're all very proud of it... It feels like a moment. It's lovely to be part of that," he said.

"(The premieres) were like football matches. They were properly vocal. Pretty much every fifth line was getting a big woof. People were hungry for it. People wanted it, like it was a bit more than a film," he added.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 11:45 IST