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Watch Tom Hiddleston perform as Hank Williams at the ‘I Saw The Light’ premiere

His Southern accent holds up pretty well, even when he's singing live.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Oct 20, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 7:00 pm CDT

Tom Hiddleston has three awesome-looking movies coming out over the next few months, including Crimson Peak. Yet somehow, we still haven’t reached Hiddleston saturation point.

I Saw The Light stars Hiddleston as country music icon Hank Williams, a role that required him to replicate Williams’ mid-20th century Southern accent. After the film’s premiere in Nashville this weekend, he treated the cast and crew to a live performance of some of Hank Williams’ best known songs. The accent holds up pretty well.

Turn down the charm, please, Mr. Hiddleston. This is too much.

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2015, 8:50 am CDT