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. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Idris Elba not shaken OR stirred by Bond questions

August 21, 2018 - 9:43 pm

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.

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).

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."

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."

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