Chris Pine's mother helps him get into character.
The 'Horrible Bosses 2' star admitted he often turns to his mother, actress turned psychotherapist Gwynne Gilford, for help analysing potential roles and getting into the mindset of characters.
He told the Metro newspaper: ''She's a fantastic resource. If you want to talk acting with her you can, if you want to talk intellectually with her you can.''
The 34-year-old actor - whose mother and father, Robert Pine, both starred in the 1980s cop series 'CHiPs' - confessed he didn't always plan on following his parents into acting and would have been content emptying bins for a living.
He said: ''Until I was about six I wanted to be a garbage truck driver but in hindsight it makes a lot of sense that I'd end up acting instead.''
Chris also turns to his parents after a hard day at work as they understand the pressures of a career in the limelight.
He explained: ''It's good to be able to share my professional life with my parents now.
''I can call them after a hard day's work and they understand.
''Having that common language with them is great. ''