Rihanna Appears as Marion Crane in 'Bates Motel' Trailer

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Rihanna in the trailer for the new season of Bates Motel.

Rihanna is bringing her acting chops to the upcoming season of Bates Motel

In a new trailer for the A&E drama, the Bajan songbird plays the role of Marion Crane, the fictional character who was featured in Robert Bloch's 1959 novel Psycho. A year later, the role was portrayed on the big screen by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's film of the same name.

The "Work" singer appears at the tail end of the trailer and asks Norman Bates for a room. In the iconic movie, Norman kills Crane in the horrific and instantly infamous shower scene.

For Rihanna, her appearance in Bates Motel will be the first of many acting roles she's tackled recently: She's also slated to be featured in Ocean's 8 and the sci-fi movie Valerian.

On Monday, an official photo for the all-female cast of Ocean's 8 was unveiled. Taken on a New York City subway train, Rihanna is found sitting alongside some of Hollywood's biggest heavyweights, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. The movie is scheduled to be out in 2018. 

The fifth and final season of Bates Motel will begin Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. ET. Check out the trailer below, in addition to Rihanna's star-studded photo with the cast of Ocean's 8.

 

 

First looQ at #Oceans8 .... Coming summer 2018. ----

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