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Western stars and their Chinese nicknames

Cast member Martin Freeman poses for photographers as he arrives for the world film premiere of "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" at Leicester Square in central London, December 1, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

Martin Freeman: Peanut

Actor Martin Freeman, known for his roles in the Hobbit trilogy and more so for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes, is referred to as "Peanut" in China, or 花生 (hua sheng).

This comes from the Chinese translation of Watson as 华生 (hua sheng), which sounds exactly the same as the Chinese term for peanut.

In China, "Curly Blessing" almost always is referred to with "Peanut", as Holmes and Dr Watson are almost inseparable on screen.

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