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    #1

    She acts in films / plays in films?

    She is not only a singer, she also acts in films.

    Is it correct? I mean, of course, you can say "She is an actress", but I want to use a more "descriptive" way of putting it.
    And "She stars in films" is only to be used if I want to say that she always plays leading roles, isn't it?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 22-Dec-2012 at 21:51.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: She acts in films / plays in films?

    Yes for both questions, though stars could also be used form a prominent role rather than the lead. Plays in films doesn't work- you use play with the part/role/character in the film.

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