5 Reasons Why Tom Hiddleston Playing Hank Williams Is Awesome

I have always had a soft spot for country legend Hank Williams, especially since I managed to make money off of him.

When I was about 19, I was working part time at a local pub. There was a funky old jukebox that had a tendency to skip when certain 45s were played. One of those that always fell victim to this malady was Williams’ “Hey Good Lookin.” It would conveniently repeat “hey good lookin’, hey good lookin’, hey good lookin'” over and over until I would saunter on over, hit the jukebox with my hip, and the tune would continue on. I was like the Fonz. And when I pulled this trick out of my bartender bag of tricks, the tips would roll in.

And you know who else I have a soft spot for? Thomas William “Tom” Hiddleston. The 33-year-old English actor of Avengers fame isn’t just talented, attractive, hilarious, and an Aquarius like me, but he’s super nice! Okay, it’s not like I’ve spent oodles of time with him, but I did get to interview him once a couple of years ago in a lavish suite at the Trump Towers in New York City. He shook my hand, he answered our questions, and he said my name not once but TWICE.

Yeah, it’s the little things. But those little things add up to BIG excitement about the casting news that Tom Hiddleston will be playing Hank Williams in the upcoming biopic I Saw the Light. Besides my own personal backstories of why I think this is so awesome, there are some facts that prove this is a great fit for Hiddleston.

1) He can sing. And it’s being reported that he will be doing his own singing in I Saw the Light.

2) He can act. The range! From Loki (Avengers) to James (Pirate Fairy) to F. Scott Fitzgerald (Midnight in Paris), he could totally pull off a troubled country star.

3) He already played a musician in the indie film Only Lovers Left Alive (by the one and only Jim Jarmusch).

4) He actually kinda looks like Hank Williams.


5) Because he is AWESOME. If you need more convincing, Buzzfeed’s 18 Times Tom Hiddleston Was Utterly Perfect will do the trick. It’s about time he got his own lead role in a major motion picture.

What do you think of this piece of casting news?

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