Julie Andrews Considers Lady Gaga to Be a 'Very New Good Friend'

PHOTO: Lady Gaga, left, and Julie Andrews, right, speak at the Oscars on Feb. 22, 2015 in Los Angeles. PlayJohn Shearer/AP Photo
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After Lady Gaga brought the house down the night of the Oscars with her "Sound of Music" medley last month, the star of the movie, Julie Andrews, publicly thanked her onstage.

But it turns out that Gaga had actually called the screen legend ahead of time to touch base about the performance.

"She had done me the honor of phoning me about 10 days before, asking if I minded the fact that she was doing 'The Sound of Music' medley and she hoped she didn't offend," Andrews told ABC News. "She was singing all the songs in my original keys ... and I said on the phone, 'That's very high.' She said, 'Well, yes, I wanted to do them as a tribute to you.'"

Andrews, who said she'd "been a fan for a long time" of Gaga, was knocked out by her performance of "The Sound of Music," "Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Every Mountain.

"The minute I got home from the Oscars I called her. ... I confirmed that I thought she was fantastic and had done a wonderful job, and I couldn't thank her enough," she said. "She really did a wonderful thing with the medley. She sang superbly and then so lovingly handed me the evening on a platter, if you know what I'm saying."

PHOTO: Lady Gaga introduces Julie Andrews onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Lady Gaga introduces Julie Andrews onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.

"As I say, I've been a fan for a long time but she's now a very new good friend," she added.

Andrews is also confident that Gaga could have a career in musicals if she wants it.

"I've been saying it ever since," she said. "I have, truthfully!"