'Glee': Naya Rivera talks about 'a different show' this season
Not only has the standard divide between insane comedy and serious drama grown, but the show has quite literally split into two parts. One part keeps its focus on the New Directions glee club in Ohio, while the second part followed Rachel ( Lea Michele) and Kurt ( Chris Colfer) to New York City.
Now, one of the "Glee" stars who has crossed between these worlds over the course of the season has expressed some confusion with the show. Naya Rivera, who plays the delightfully mean Santana, shared her thoughts on Season 4 recently in an interview with Vulture. While she obviously still likes being on "Glee," Rivera also showed a bit of discontent.
It should probably be pointed out that Rivera mostly praised the show that made her a star. She especially seemed to like the storyline that has recently brought Santana into the more grown-up New York world. But she still expressed some concerns.
"A different show"
Fans are not the only ones to notice that "Glee" feels very different with the addition of a separate storyline for the graduates. As Rivera noted, "It does feel like a different show, and sometimes I get really sad about it. We shoot on the same soundstage, but there's this big door that separates the two worlds."
Even though Rivera talked about hanging out with her old cast mates, she did feel cut off from the old world of "Glee." "I have no idea what they're doing!" Rivera said. "I have no idea about the gossip and drama with the new kids."
"You never really know what they plan on doing."
Many of Rivera's comments were not complaints but still pointed to the show's ongoing issues. On multiple occasions during her interview, the actress commented about how she didn't know what had motivated a particular plot.
It shouldn't be hard to figure these things out. But even an actress intimately involved with it all got confused.
When asked about the wedding scene in which Santana and the otherwise-straight Quinn ( Dianna Agron) hooked up, Rivera couldn't fully explain why it happened. "That was really weird," she said. "I think it was just like, 'Oh, we're having this wedding, and everyone's gonna hook up. And that's just what's happening!' I don't know."
Rivera gave a similar response when asked about whether Cory Monteith's character would end up in New York. "I honestly have no idea," the actress admitted. "Just when I think, 'Of course they'll move Cory to New York,' I'll go, 'Oh. Wait. Maybe he is the new Schue!' I have no idea."
Even when it comes to her own character, Rivera wasn't sure what was up. "You never really know what they plan on doing. I think we've been on the show a really long time. I wasn't really sure what they were going to do with Santana, but I think that her story line is evolving and there is more to tell."
Hopefully, "Glee" will start giving some answers soon. Because this new and confusing show isn't working as well as the old one.