- to present (two or more actors) as having equal billing or prominence.
- to present as having slightly less status than that of a star.
Origin of costar
Examples from the Web for costar
Contemporary Examples of costar
During the filming of To Die For, Affleck shared an apartment in Toronto with his costar, Joaquin Phoenix.Casey Affleck, Star of ‘Out of the Furnace,’ on His Hollywood Struggles
December 2, 2013
Wait… and Shailene, the star of that, is your costar in The Spectacular Now.Brie Larson On ‘Short Term 12,’ One of the Year’s Best Films
August 25, 2013
Usher Monteith's onscreen romance with costar Lea Michele wasn't hard to fake: the two actors were dating in real life as well.Cory Monteith’s Best ‘Glee’ Performances
July 14, 2013
The two produced, co-wrote, and costar in Promised Land, the new drama out Friday.Matt Damon and John Krasinski Talk About Their Bromance, ‘Promised Land,’ and More
December 26, 2012
There was costar Jim Sturgess coming up to hug her, and there was Susan Sarandon giving the director a kiss on the cheek.The Wachowskis’ ‘Cloud Atlas’ Wows Toronto International Film Festival
September 9, 2012
Historical Examples of costar
A little of Costar's well-known exterminator would rid Mr. Aldrich of this rascal rodent.
Voiture and Costar frequently cite him as a model in their letters.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)