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Rihanna Makes Fiery 'Bates Motel' Debut as Marion Crane -- Watch Her First Scene!

by Philiana Ng 2:34 PM PST, January 31, 2017
Playing Rihanna Makes Fiery 'Bates Motel' Debut as Marion Crane -- Watch Her First Scene!

Rihanna is checking in to Bates Motel.

One day after the first photo of RiRi in the all-female Ocean’s 8 was unveiled, new footage of the singer’s official debut on Bates Motel is here.

The 28-year-old entertainer will play Janet Leigh’s iconic role of Marion Crane from Psycho in the A&E drama’s fifth and final season, and her anticipated introduction -- released via a minute-long trailer on Tuesday -- is a doozy.

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Photo: A&E

“Can I get a room?” Marion (Rihanna), soaked to the bone, asks Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) one stormy evening.

“Yeah, absolutely,” Norman responds, taking his pick of the room keys, before we see him peeping through a haphazardly-drilled hole in the wall. Creepy.

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Rihanna’s casting was announced at Comic-Con back in July, with the avid Bates Motel fan filming a special video message from her home revealing the exciting news.

"Hello Comic-Con! It's bad girl RiRi and let me tell you what the bad b*tch is about to do. I'm about to check into the Bates Motel very soon," she said in the video. "Guess what else? Guess who's playing Marion?"

"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," executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin said in a statement last summer.

Bates Motel premieres its final season on Monday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.

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