July 25, 2016


Rihanna Stars as Marion Crane in ‘Bates Motel’

Rihanna will be making an appearance in Bates Motel, on A&E. 

The producers for the show announced the news at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. Rihanna will starring as Marion Crane, the character made infamous from Janet Leigh’s performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The producers shared footage of Rihanna confirming the role, shown above. In addition, the producers revealed that season five will be the show’s final season.

Of the Rihanna’s role, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin stated after the Comic Con news (via The Hollywood Reporter): 

"We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way.  We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate.”

In her Vanity Fair cover story last year, Rihanna shared that she kept up with the A&E program. Also announced at Comic-Con, Rihanna has a role in the sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.