Rihanna To Star In A&E’s “Bates Motel” Series


Rihanna will show off her acting chops with a role on A&E's hit show, Bates Motel.

The pop star will join the series' fifth and final season as Marion Crane, a famous character played by Janet Leigh in 1960's Psycho.

Rihanna announced the news with a surprise video at Comic-Con. "It’s your girl RiRi," she said in the clip. "Let me tell you what a bad bitch is about to do. I am about to check into the ‘Bates Motel’ very soon. Guess what else? Guess who’s playing Marion?"

The fifth season of Bates Motel will start production in Vancouver this fall, with its premiere in 2017.

Additionally, Rihann will star in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, alongside stars like Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, and Dane DeHaan.