For those of you who think “Glee” was Naya Rivera‘s first gig, think again. Her role as feisty Santana Lopez on the FOX musical may have been the actress’ breakout, but homegirls’s been around a while. 22 years, to be exact.
While appearing on “The Arsenio Hall Show” on Wednesday (Oct. 30), Rivera was taken for a trip down memory lane as Hall revealed footage of her first appearance on his original late-night show — when she was only four years old.
It turns out, Rivera was cast in the 1991 CBS sitcom “The Royal Family,” starring alongside Redd Foxx and Della Reese, which only lasted 15 episodes after Foxx tragically suffered a massive heart attack on set on October 11, 1991 and died that night.
Before the show’s sadly abrupt end, however, Foxx and Rivera sat down with Hall to promote their new comedy, where the sassy four-year old gave the host a piece of her mind. Santana would be so proud.
Check out the adorable clip above.