'This is so weird!': Rihanna reveals she could not bear watching her Bates Motel sex scene... so she started a live Instagram drinking game instead
Rihanna could not bear to watch her steamy session during her Bates Motel debut on Monday, she said during an Instagram post. The 29-year-old plays the ill-fated Marion Crane, the iconic role made famous by Janet Leigh in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.
So the singer started a drinking game which she shared live on social media.
'This is so weird, oh my God,' she said as she covered her face an looked away from the screen where she was getting down and dirty. 'I can't,' she added.
To make it a little more bearable, she proposed a drinking game, taking a tequila shot every time anyone uttered the name 'Norman.'
'Shot!' Rihanna embarrassed watching her sex scene & drinks
In the first of her two-arc episodes, Marion is introduced in the sexy scene in bed with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (now played by Austin Nichols).
Rihanna looked stunning as Marion with her red hair short and wavy as it touches her shoulders.
She enjoys her tryst with her man in Seattle before making her way to the Oregon motel.
She kisses Sam goodbye as he presumably leaves to try and make money for their future together.
Marion, who is a notary public, goes into work wearing a tight grey suit that shows off a little bit of subtle cleavage.
Marion is asked to deposit the contents before the bank closes when her boss has to take an emergency meeting.
Before he leaves, she asks about a job she wants, but is rejected because she doesn't have a college degree and then asks for a raise instead.
She's again told no and reluctantly agrees to deposit the money for her boss.
But, instead of cashing the money, Marion decides to take it all and start a new life for herself and Sam in his hometown.
She's pulled over by a police officer for having her coat hanging out of the trunk of her car and tells the officer she's on her way to San Francisco to visit her boyfriend.
Visibly nervous when the police officer asks her to pop the trunk, she lucks out when he doesn't notice the briefcase with $40,000 that she stole.
Marion calls her boyfriend and asks him to meet her at 'that' motel.
The final scene in the dark, rainy weather sets up the second part of Rihanna's two-episode arch on the show.
According to executive producer Kerry Ehrin, Hitchcock's plot with Crane stealing money from her boss to run away with her boyfriend Sam will be followed; however their story will be much fleshed-out during the multi-episode arc.
'She has enormous charisma,' executive producer Carlton Cuse told Variety.
He continued: 'I think it's no accident that any number of singers have successfully transitioned into acting. Among my personal favorites are Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra.'
'We spent a long, long time talking about how Marion Crane for 2017 had to be a very different character than the one in the 1960 Hitchcock movie,' explains Cuse. Adds Ehrin, 'It was important to try to bring that character into the contemporary world.'
The fifth and final season of the A&E drama takes place after the death of Norman's mother Norma, after his attempts to commit murder-suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning only succeeded in killing her.