Why Naya Rivera Says Working on Step Up: High Water Reminds Her of Glee

She says her son also has the acting bug, just like her.

By Alli Rosenbloom, Alyssa Morin Mar 20, 2019 11:00 AMTags
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Naya Rivera is ready to take center stage!

The 32-year-old actress isn't missing a beat as the second season of Step Up: High Water premieres today, March 20! Rivera says she's "excited" to watch the new season, especially because there are many epic "dance numbers" fans can look forward to.

Along with the YouTube series being a "blast" to work on, the songstress admits the show reminds her of her Glee days.

Speaking to E! News, the 32-year-old star reveals that the casts' fun, off-the-camera moments bring back major memories.

"It definitely feels like home and feels like how much fun I had on Glee," she says. "Everyone is hilarious and is always just happy to be there and having a great time."

For her, working on TV shows that have a high school setting make her wish she had a better experience.

"Every time I'm on a show that has a school atmosphere, I'm, like, these schools are so great. I would've loved high school if I could go to these schools."

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Adding, "So I guess that's why I get to play characters that are in high schools because my high school experience was terrible [laughs]."

On the topic of her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, she confesses that he totally has the acting bug. "He's theatrical in every way. He is definitely a little ham."

She recalls the one time she brought him on set, and how he instantly lit up. "I was shooting and he was watching me in a scene and before we did the next take he goes, 'I want to go to work with mommy! I want to go to work with you.' I'm like, 'You are at work with me!' He goes, 'no, in there,' like in the scene."

The second season of Step Up: High Water is available to stream on YouTube Premium. As Naya says of the new season, "I think it's going to be a blast and I think everyone won't be disappointed."