While at the UK premiere of his directorial debut "Yardie," actor Idris Elba said he is not playing James Bond. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Idris Elba flatly denies he's the next James Bond: 'No'

While at the premiere of his directorial debut, “Yardie,” he succinctly shut down the repeated rumor that he is playing James Bond, Entertainment Weekly reported.

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As Elba walked the red carpet with his fiancee, model Sabrina Dhowre, a reporter from ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” asked him if he liked his martinis shaken or stirred.

“Stir fried, actually,” Elba said. “Thank you.”

“Are we looking at the next Bond?” the reporter asked.

“No,” Elba said.

Related: Danny Boyle no longer directing 25th James Bond film

The news comes after Daniel Craig and the producers of the 25th Bond film announced that Danny Boyle is no longer directing the film because of “creative differences.”

The full discussion on the news from “Good Morning Britain” is below. Elba settles the rumor at the 0:54 mark.

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