Rihanna will play Marion Crane, a character from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This marks her biggest step into acting so far. It will happen in somewhat comfortable territory: Rihanna said she is a loyal Bates Motel follower in a November 2015 Vanity Fair story.
The show’s executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin released a statement after the announcement.
“We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way,” they said. “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."
The producers also confirmed season five will be the last for Bates Motel.
Spoiler alert: in Psycho, Crane didn’t make it out of the motel alive; she was stabbed to death in the shower. The multi-talented pop goddess Rihanna has a challenging acting job ahead of her.