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Here's Your First Look At Rihanna As Marion Crane On Bates Motel

Pop singer (and budding actress) Rihanna will check into Bates Motel this season as a very famous Hitchcock character.

Rihanna will star as Marion Crane, played by Janet Leigh in Pyscho. Although Marion famously dies in the iconic shower scene early on in the film, the show's executive producer Kerry Ehrin told Entertainment Weekly that she will be a much more complicated character on TV.

"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," Ehrin said. "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, who producers have said is a fan of the show (via Deadline), will stop by for a multi-episode arc in the fifth and final season. The season picks up 18 months after Norma's death (one of Looper's most shocking TV deaths of the year).

"Norman is in an incredibly intense and interesting place that we've built him to when that sequence of episodes starts," Ehrin said. "It's this collision of Bates Motel storytelling and then Marion Crane showing up into that. He's in a very fragile and lonely place, and Marion Crane is a charismatic woman, she's super present when she's with him and she's very attractive— all those things are exactly what he needs right at this moment."

You can see Rihanna in action on Bates Motel when the show returns on Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. on A&E.