English actor Daniel Radcliffe said in an interview last week that he was sad that gay actors are forced to remain in the closet.

Radcliffe, who is promoting his new film Imperium, made his comments during an appearance on The Victoria Derbyshire Show.

Radcliffe told Derbyshire that he thought gay actors stay closeted because they fear being typecast.

“But in film, yeah, it's sad – because, again, we're in this industry that likes to see itself as being totally progressive and liberal, but there is a line where people go, 'Oh no, people won't buy him as straight anymore,'” Radcliffe said.

“They'll be typecast as the gay best friend,” Derbyshire said. Radcliffe agreement with a nod.

Radcliffe, 27, played gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the 2013 film Kill My Darlings and is a vocal supporter of LGBT rights.