By peoplestaff225
Updated July 24, 2008 02:00 PM

When Maria Bello says her son "will do anything," she’s not kidding! While shooting The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in China, she says Jackson Blue, 7 — who, in between takes, could often be found playing soccer with 15 stunt men dressed as mummies — was even willing to partake in the local cuisine.

Being a real life mom helped Maria, 41, play a mom onscreen, she reveals. "I was saying to one of my friends the other day who was having a problem with one of her kids, ‘We all want to do it perfectly as mothers,’" Maria says, "And we just don’t." She adds,

Jackson’s dad is Maria’s ex, TV executive Dan McDermott.

Source:; Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage.