Norman Bates stares from the balcony

The fifth and final season of the riveting Bates Motel is currently airing on Wednesday nights at 22:30 on M-Net. There have been many notable guests at the Motel, and this season will be no different. In a highly anticipated TV acting debut, pop superstar Rihanna will play the iconic role of Marion Crane.

Rihanna shared a picture from the set with fans on her Instagram. 

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Rihanna has steadily been building up her acting portfolio, and has previously appeared in Bring It On: All or Nothing, This Is the End, Battleship, and Annie. Rihanna also lent her voice to the character of Tip Tucci Home (11 April, 17:25 on M-Net Movies Smile).

Her turn in Bates Motel is set to go down as one of her most impressive performances to date. No doubt she will bring any lessons from this role to her work in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight, in which she will star alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Mindy Kaling among others.

Tune in to Bates Motel on M-Net every Wednesday at 22:30 to catch all the action.


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