Kunis`s secret of being firmly grounded

Updated: Aug 13, 2011, 14:03 PM IST

London: Mila Kunis, the ‘Friends With Benefits’ actress, believes a supportive family and friends have kept her grounded throughout her career.

It means she wouldn`t be the typical young Hollywood star who let her life go out of control, reports a website.

"There was never an option for me to go into a downward spiral because my parents are incredible people," she said.

"I went to work; I went home; my friends weren`t in the industry. My best friend has been my best friend since I was nine years old. So I never thought of myself as anything other than a 15, 16, 17-year-old. What I do and who I am are not the same person," she said.

"But sure, you can get lost in it. And it`s less to do with the job and more to do with the world. This industry can eat you alive," she added.