Obviously, we loved every minute of it
Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the past year, you’ll know that one of our favourite actors, Tom Hiddleston, will soon be starring as country music legend Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic I Saw The Light.
Tom spent months learning how to talk, sing and act like Williams, and this weekend he took method acting to a whole new level, perfoming a whole concert in character as Hank – and looking absolutely amazing in the process.
It could have been Hank himself up there strutting his stuff and singing the classic songs Hey Good Lookin’, Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do and Move It On Over at a packed Nashville bar following a premiere of the movie.
The crowd, which included co-stars and musicians from the film, seemed pretty delighted with the impromptu concert, singing and clapping along to Tom’s rendition of the famous tunes.
The movie charts Williams’s rise to fame in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as his eventual demise, through the stories of his relationships with the women in his life, including his mother and both his first and second wife. He died at the age of 29, his body irreversibly damaged through years of alcohol and drug abuse.
Tom previously said of the film: ‘It is about the man behind the myth, the power of his music, the sheer voltage of his talent and charisma, and his formidable demons… he worked hard, played hard, lived hard — there were women, there was whiskey — but when he sang about being in the doghouse in Move It On Over, or about his heartbreak in I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, it came from an honest place.’