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First Look: Rihanna Appears As Marion Crane On “Bates Motel”

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Last year, A&E announced that Rihanna would be appearing in season five of “Bates Motel.” The international superstar was to play the iconic role of Marion Crane.

Crane, for those unaware, is the woman in the famous shower scene in “Psycho,” the film to which “Bates Motel” is connected.

After several months of hype and anticipation, Rihanna is finally set to make her first “Bates Motel” appearance.

She debuts in the March 20 episode, which is entitled “Dreams Die First.”

“Norman tries to piece together Mother’s movements,” says the A&E synopsis. “In Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth; Sam’s girlfriend, Marion, makes an impulsive decision with far-reaching consequences.”

Signposted by its title, Rihanna also appears in the March 27 “Marion” edition of “Bates Motel.”

Ahead of the episode, A&E shared four photos of Rihanna as the iconic Marion Crane. The first two look to be from the March 20 episode, while the latter two are from the March 20 broadcast.

DREAMS DIE FIRST Rihanna stars as Marion Crane in A&E's "Bates Motel" Photo by Cate Cameron Copyright 2017
DREAMS DIE FIRST
Rihanna stars as Marion Crane in A&E’s “Bates Motel”
Photo by Cate Cameron
Copyright 2017
DREAMS DIE FIRST Rihanna stars as Marion Crane in A&E's "Bates Motel" Photo by Cate Cameron Copyright 2017
DREAMS DIE FIRST
Rihanna stars as Marion Crane in A&E’s “Bates Motel”
Photo by Cate Cameron
Copyright 2017
MARION Rihanna stars as Marion Crane in A&E's "Bates Motel" Photo by Cate Cameron Copyright 2017
MARION
Rihanna stars as Marion Crane in A&E’s “Bates Motel”
Photo by Cate Cameron
Copyright 2017
MARION Rihanna stars as Marion Crane and Freddie Highmore stars as Norman Bates in A&E's "Bates Motel" Photo by Cate Cameron Copyright 2017
MARION
Rihanna stars as Marion Crane and Freddie Highmore stars as Norman Bates in A&E’s “Bates Motel”
Photo by Cate Cameron
Copyright 2017

Written by Brian Cantor

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