Feb 01, 2017 9:37PM
Watch Rihanna Flex Her Acting Skills In 'Bates Motel' Trailer
Rihanna has been booked to play the role of Marion Crane — the iconic shower scene girl in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho — in the final season of Bates Motel. The trailer has arrived and, despite her IRL badgal nature, it looks like she's going to play the victim pretty damn well.
Towards the end of the trailer, we see Rihanna arrive to meet her fate at the hotel. She asks for a room, settles in, only to have Norman Bates watch her take a shower through a peephole. Creepy.
The character, originally played by Janet Leigh, is one of the most recognisable in film. But the producers say Rihanna's version is going to be a fresh take, more developed.
"We're taking threads of that story and definitely using them so it's recognisable, it's just where we go with it is very different," executive producer Kerry Ehrin told Entertainment Weekly. "It's tough to be in a situation where you’re in love with a guy, and for whatever reason, he keeps stalling. You still have all this hot sex with him, and he's saying he loves you, but he's stalling. The internal story of that, for a woman, is a really interesting one. We never really got to see that. In Psycho, you just see the outside of that more. It was trying to do a story about a contemporary woman with some edge, with some expectations, who isn't perfect, who isn't always perfectly sweet, who is in that situation, but we're rooting for her to get what she wants."
Rihanna is set to appear in multiple episodes of the fifth and final season, which airs beginning February 20.