Actor Jonathan Groff says there will be sex in HBO's upcoming series Looking, and he's included.

In the series, which premieres January 19, a trio of friends – Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light), Jonathan Groff (Glee, Boss) and newcomer Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) – grapple with gay life in San Francisco, America's most gay-friendly city.

In speaking to gay glossy Out for its upcoming Out100 double issue, Groff revealed that he has “shot some sex scenes” for Looking.

The sex scenes in Weekend [showrunner Andrew Haigh's 2-day relationship movie] were beautiful and sexy – in addition to, and most importantly, feeling really authentic and real. So I hope that our sex scenes are sexy – and I think that they are – but I think even more than that what we're trying to display is a reality of gay sex as opposed to the salaciousness of gay sex. We're trying just to keep it real – which means humor. Some of our sex scenes are very emotional and very beautiful. Some of our sex scenes are awkward. We're trying to get as close to reality as we possibly can. Hopefully, when people watch it, you'll think, 'Oh, I've had that exact experience. I know what it feels like to be intimate with someone in that way.'”

“As far as the acting is concerned, I feel connected to it, because it’s coming from a sense of intimacy and a sense of character,” Groff added. “Sometimes sex scenes in TV shows feel like they're thrown in there, and I think ours are pretty character connected and character-driven.”

(Related: First look: Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff in HBO's gay-themed Looking.)