Idris Elba won’t get a license to kill in any case.
The 45-year-old British actor, a fan favourite to exchange Daniel Craig as James Bond, put the matter to relaxation Wednesday.
Stepping out with fiancée Sabrina Dhowre to attend his directorial debut “Yardie,” the suave actor was requested if he’ll assume the iconic spy function.
“No,” he advised ITV’s “Good Morning Britain,” which offered him with a dry martini, Bond’s signature cocktail, and requested if he most well-liked it shaken or stirred.
“Stir-fried, truly,” he quipped, in accordance with the UK’s Categorical.
The reporter persevered, asking Elba, “Am I taking a look at the next 007?”
This time, Elba was extra blunt as he walked off, snapping a powerful, “No!”
Earlier this month, he stoked hypothesis that he could be part of Her Majesty’s secret service as the first black Bond in a cryptic Twitter submit — a selfie below the phrases “my title’s Elba, Idris Elba,” echoing the spy’s well-known catchphrase.
American movie producer Antoine Fuqua had stoked long-running hypothesis about Elba taking up the function when he advised Britain’s Day by day Star that Bond film boss Barbara Broccoli had mentioned “it’s time” for a non-white actor to play agent 007.
However Elba later posted one other tweet saying: “Don’t imagine the HYPE ….”
Craig has starred in 4 Bond movies and is about to return in his final, the still-untitled “Bond 25.”
On Tuesday, Craig and the producers introduced that director Danny Boyle had left the movie on account of “inventive variations.”