Superstar Rihanna will make her first guest appearance on “Bates Motel” Monday night, in an episode titled “Dreams Die First.” (Watch the preview trailer right here.) We’re willing to bet that there are some Rihanna fans out there that have never seen an episode of TV’s most frightening drama before, and that’s exactly what A&E is hoping for. Will ratings increase next week thanks to RiRi’s debut performance as the doomed Marion Crane? Vote in our poll below if YOU plan on tuning in for the first time.
Amazingly, Rihanna won the role of Marion when “Bates Motel” producers discovered that she was a fan of the show in a magazine interview. For the uninitiated, Marion Crane is the role that earned Janet Leigh an Oscar nomination in the original Alfred Hitchcock film “Psycho.” The character was murdered by Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) rather infamously in that movie while taking a shower.
In the trailer for “Dreams Die First,” Rihanna is seen for just a moment as Marion Crane drives down the road in the middle of a downpour. She notices the iconic “Bates Motel” sign, and that’s when the promo ends. Freddie Highmore‘s creepy Norman has been parading around lately in his dead mother Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) nightgown, so Marion should consider simply speeding ahead and not stopping. But that wouldn’t be any fun, would it?
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