Lady Gaga has admitted on ABC’s “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” that she felt “shy” while posing nude for Tony Bennett’s sketch.
“I walked in and said, ‘Well Tony, here we are,’ and I dropped my robe and I got into position,” Gaga told Katie Couric during the television special, which aired Thursday night.
“I felt shy and thought, ‘It’s Tony Bennett, why am I naked?’” added Gaga, who gave several performances during the show – including a duet of “The Lady Is A Tramp” with Bennett.
The 25-year-old singer was asked to pose for Bennett by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Bennett’s drawings will be featured in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair as part of Leibovitz’s work.
Bennett, who collaborated with Gaga on his album Bennett’s Duets II, praised the pop queen during the Thanksgiving Day special.
“I think as time goes on she might become America’s Picasso,” said Bennett on “A Very Gaga Thanksgiving,” adding that Gaga is one of the most creative artists he has ever met.
“She is the most beautiful person I ever met but there is something special about her,” Bennett added.
Throughout the telecast, which Gaga conceived and directed, the singer performed her hit songs such as “Edge of Glory” and “Marry the Night” as well as the holiday classic “White Christmas.”
The in-depth interview with Couric allowed Gaga to discuss sources of inspiration as well as details of the singer’s life – her family, friends, and her past.
Sitting in her old high school, New York’s Sacred Heart Catholic School, Gaga told Couric that her successful career in music was “a little bit tough” in the beginning, “but we’re really strong now, it’s really great.”
Gaga shared her appreciation for festive season, telling Couric, “I’m thankful for the health of all my friends and family and I pray that everybody I love will be happy and healthy through the holiday.”