03/14/2013 01:13 pm ET

Naya Rivera Says 'Glee' Season 4 Feels Like A Different Show

There's no question that "Glee" has changed a lot since Season 1. And while some viewers welcome the twists and turns the plot has taken over the years, Naya Rivera isn't a huge fun.

"It does feel like a different show and sometimes I get really sad about it," Rivera, who plays Santana on the Fox series, told Vulture. "We shoot on the same soundstage, but there’s this big door that separates the two worlds, so on my lunch breaks I’ll go over there and see [Kevin McHale] and [Jenna Ushkowitz] and everybody I haven’t seen, like, 'I miss you guys! What are you doing?'

I have no idea what they’re doing! I have no idea about the gossip and drama with the new kids! I feel like I’ve really grown up because we used to have all that stuff and now we don’t."

She may be all grown up, but Rivera's fan base is as strong as ever. While chatting with Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show" earlier this month, she revealed that she has a strong lesbian following thanks to being one half of "Brittana."

"I have a lot of lovely ladies who love me, so I'm pretty excited about that," she told Ferguson.

Rivera doesn't know what's to come for Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana in the long run, but she's rooting for them.

"Long-term? My fingers are crossed for [Brittany and Santana]," she said.

"Glee" airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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