Actor Daniel Radcliffe has again spoken out about gay sex scenes in the film Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays gay poet Allen Ginsberg, to say that he has been told gay sex “is really f*cking painful”.

Speaking to Flaunt magazine, Radcliffe discussed his decision to take the role of Ginsberg, discussing playing a gay character falling in love, and taking on gay sex scenes for the first time.

He said: “I don’t think there’s any difference between how one falls in love. People express love differently, person to person, but it’s not gender or sexuality related. The only difference it made was obviously the actual sex scene, of course…

“I was talked through it by the director. He would be telling me what I would be feeling in each take. Basically, gay sex, especially for the first time, is really f*cking painful. And [Krokidas] said that he had never seen that portrayed accurately on film before. He wanted it to look like an authentic loss of virginity.”

He went on to discuss what attracted him to the role. He said: “The transformative thing about the role wasn’t playing such a famous character or playing a character that had such a huge influence on society. It was more of trying to find your voice, and finding out who you are. It’s usually an awful and very painful journey, and it has to be—it involves getting heartbroken or failing at something that you want to succeed at. Those are important things to go through, and that was the thing that attracted me to the part.”

The Best Actor Award, was given to Daniel Radcliffe at last night’s Attitude Awards.

The Harry Potter star previously spoke in an interview about filming gay sex scenes for the film, saying that when filming an intimate gay scene, the director gave him “step-by-step” instructions.

He also said of the scenes 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.