Timberlake`s mom inspires Olivia Wilde

Updated: Aug 17, 2011, 20:36 PM IST

London: Justin Timberlake says Olivia Wilde, who plays his mother in the sci-fi thriller "In Time", took inspiration from his mother to prepare for her role.

Wilde plays Timberlake`s mother despite being three years younger to the singer in real life.

However, Timberlake made sure he told the actress about his experiences with his own mother in a bid to help her out.

"We laughed about it when we first saw each other. First of all, Olivia is three years younger than me!" dailystar.co.uk quoted the 30-year-old singer as saying.

"We`d read the script and I would say, `Here`s something my mom might do,` or `Here`s the way my mom might say it`. I think she really looked to me to give her those little things because she had the trickier job in our scenes," he added.