British actress DAME Helen Mirren has scoffed at rumours she's planning to write a book about sex - insisting an "offhand comment" was simply taken out of context.
Recent reports suggested the 64-year-old actress was penning a tome about bedroom romps.
And though she admits entertaining the idea of writing her own novel, the star insists her prose won't be X-rated.
She tells the New York Post, "Please! No! Sometimes you make an offhand comment to someone somewhere and it gets handed down.
"But I would someday like to do a book. A whole different kind. A novel. I love the process. It came so easily to me when I sat down to write something, and took me by surprise because I didn't know I'd enjoy it so much. But writing about love and sex? Not until I'm dead."