Actor Daniel Radcliffe says there is no difference in how gay people fall in love as compared to straight people.

Radcliffe (Harry Potter) plays gay beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas' thriller Kill Your Darlings, which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

In a cover story with gay glossy Out, Radcliffe discussed the film's gay sex scenes, which have attracted quite a bit of attention.

“You never see a gay actor getting asked what it's like to play straight,” Radcliffe explained. “To my knowledge, at least, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love.”

The 23-year-old Radcliffe also conceded that it might take a lifetime to act his way out from under Harry Potter's shadow.

“I've always said that it's a long process, and in a way it may be a lifelong one,” he said. “It's about proving to people that I'm in this for the long haul, and that I wasn't just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out. I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it, and if I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that's how I'd want to go.”