Actor Daniel Radcliffe has spoken in an interview about filming gay sex scenes for his latest film, about the life of poet Allen Ginsberg, saying that when filming an intimate gay scene, the director gave him “step-by-step” instructions.

In the film, he plays the late poet, Allen Ginsberg, who meets writers William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac at college, following a murder.

The Equus and Harry Potter star, said that during the filming of a gay sex scene for the film Kill Your Darlings, director John Krokidas gave him “step-by-step instructions, and commented on his kissing technique.

Speaking to Graham Norton, he said: “I was doing a gay sex scene and the director (John Krokidas) was giving step-by-step instructions. And the favourite note I have ever had was when we were kissing and the director shouted, ‘Not like that. Crazy sex kissing!’

Speaking of the film, which is expected to be released later this year, he addressed having moved on from being well known for playing Harry Potter in the series of popular films.

“I spent ten years in a kids’ franchise and that was definitely a moment of, ‘Yes, I think I’m moving on’.”

Radcliffe will appear on the Graham Norton Show tonight, 17 May.

He previously spoke about filming gay sex scenes for the film, and said that it was “something new” but that he didn’t “worry about it”.

Radcliffe also said that the gay kiss with co-star Dane DeHaan was ”sincere, passionate and romantic”, and joked that he would like to win an MTV award for it.