star in

star in something

to be a featured actor in a play, movie, opera, etc. Roger starred in an off-Broadway play last season. Mary always wanted to star in her own movie, but it was not to be.
See also: star
References in classic literature ?
But it is not necessary or desirable to be so explicit: all that we need say is that SOMETHING happens which is specially connected with the star in question.
2) All the appearances of a given star in different places.
for he is the charmingest horse, and so beautiful and shiny and black, and hasn't another color on him anywhere, except a white star in his forehead, not just an imitation star, but a real one, with four points, shaped exactly like a star that's hand-made, and if you should cover him all up but his star you would know him anywhere, even in Jerusalem or Australia, by that.
In a few more minutes they ascended and crossed a swell of the land, after which the flight was continued at the top of their horses' speed, keeping the indicated star in view, as the labouring bark steers for the light which points the way to a haven and security.
The telegram added that the elements of this new star had not yet been calculated; and indeed three observations made upon a star in three different positions are necessary to determine these elements.
And the Hearts star ins i s t s the Aberdeen striker has no chance of repeating the feat when the pair clash again in the SPL on Saturday.