The fifth and FINAL season of Bates Motel kicks off on the 20th of this month, and we’re finally ready to meet Marion Crane. She’s the victim in the infamous SHOWER SCENE from the original Psycho.
She was played by Janet Leigh in the movie, but on the show, she’ll be played by RIHANNA!
Entertainment Weekly just posted a few pictures, and a video preview that gives us a quick look at Rihanna as Marion:
Now, you pretty much have to assume she’ll die in a shower . . . but that doesn’t mean everything will happen like it did in the movie. For starters, in the movie Marion was bleach-blonde and white and Rihanna isn’t either of those things.
One of the producers says, quote, “We’re taking threads of that story and definitely using them so it’s recognizable, it’s just where we go with it is very different.”
That’ll include fleshing out Rihanna’s character and making her, quote, “a contemporary woman with some edge, with some expectations, who isn’t perfect, but we’re rooting for her to get what she wants.”
#BatesMotel is putting @badgalriri to work, work, work, work, work! 😱😱😱 We've got your exclusive first look at #Rihanna in @insidebates! 👏 The eight-time #GRAMMYs winner will check in as Marion Crane, the character made famous by #JanetLeigh in #AlfredHitchcock's 1960 thriller #Psycho. 📽 Click the link in our bio to watch the exclusive promo and to get more deets! 📷: A&E NETWORK