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Idris Elba not shaken or stirred by Bond questions

/ 05:42 PM August 22, 2018
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In this file photo dated Tuesday, April 14, 2015, actor Idris Elba poses for photographers during the MIPTV, International Television Programme Market, in Cannes, southern France.  Image: AP Photo/FILE

LONDON (AP) — Was that martini offered to Idris Elba at the “Yardie” premiere shaken or stirred?

Unclear, but it was a good try by a reporter looking to find out if he’ll become the first black James Bond.

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Elba, who directed “Yardie,” was also hounded by a flying insect that buzzed him and fiancee Sabrina Dhowre on the yellow carpet (We aren’t referring to media who wouldn’t let the Bond question go).

 Idris Elba, Sabrina Dhowre

Director Idris Elba, left, and partner Sabrina Dhowre pose for photographers on arrival at the premiere of the film “Yardie” in London, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Image: Grant Pollard/Invision/AP

Last week, Elba posted a selfie on Twitter and wrote “my name’s Elba, Idris Elba,” echoing Bond’s catchphrase. The actor acknowledged that “apparently” he set off a bit of a firestorm “by telling people my name.”

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Many Elba fans have campaigned for him to be the first black James Bond over the years.

One reporter extended a martini and asked if he’d like it shaken or stirred.

Elba’s response: “Stir-fried.” NVG

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