Ruby Rose has vowed to stop making jokes about becoming a Bond girl after one recent tweet sent fans into a frenzy.
The actress and DJ joked about her look in a caption attached to a vacation snap of herself in a bikini she posted on Instagram on Monday (01Aug16), and fans took her seriously.
Ruby wrote: "I'd like to be the next Bond girl please, I've been practicing all week haha."
But it appears her joke sparked new 007 rumors online and the 30-year-old Orange Is the New Black actress has since returned to social media to explain she wasn't being serious.
"This was a joke if the whole 'practicing all week' wasn’t a give away (sic)," she wrote. "I just thought it was funny how serious I looked... Also that's not how landing roles in movies work haha."
And on Wednesday (03Aug16), she added on Twitter, "I make one Bond girl Instagram caption in jest at a 'looking very serious in a swimsuit' photo and am reminded why joking online = fail."
Rose is currently on holiday with her girlfriend Harley Gusman in Ibiza.
Bond bosses may have to decide on their next 007 before recruiting Bond girls after Daniel Craig made it clear last year (15) he was done as the superspy.
Idris Elba, Damien Lewis, James Norton and Aiden Turner's names have been linked to the role in recent months, but it appears Taylor Swift's new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston is still the favorite to play the next 007.
Meanwhile, recent Bond girls have included Italian star Monica Bellucci, Eva Green, Gemma Arterton, Olga Kurylenko, Berenice Marlohe, and Lea Seydoux.