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Hank Williams 'I Saw the Light' Biopic Movie's Tom Hiddleston Sings with Stephen Colbert

by Jon Niles   Mar 29, 2016 15:35 PM EDT

I Saw the Light, the 2016 biopic movie based on the rise and fall of country music icon Hank Williams is out now in select theaters, with a wide release set for this week, and has proven to many that actor Tom Hiddleston has the singing chops to take on the legend's classics. Appearing as a guest on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Hiddleston sang the hit single that shares the name of the film with the former Comedy Central personality, accompanied by the house band and its leader, Jon Batiste.

Hiddleston is best known for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as the comic book character Loki, but it was only a matter of time before he was cast as a leading man, and a biopic is certainly a great step for any up-and-coming star. The only reservations people had about this casting news when it broke a few years ago were if the actor could sing like Williams.

Well, after the premiere of trailers and even some footage of the actor performing as the singer on stage, we had our answer, and it was "yes, he can sing."

Now that the film is about to get a wide release in theaters, Hiddleston came onto The Late Show to talk about the project, how he learned plenty of details about Hank Williams and more, but the host had another idea on his mind. To the surprise of viewers and possibly even Hiddleston, Colbert asked the star to sing "I Saw the Light" for his audience, and the host helped out with the singing, too!
With Batiste and his band accompanying them, Hiddleston and Colbert gave us a memorable performance of the Hank Williams classic. Check out the interview and performance clip from The Late Show right here (via Consequence of Sound):

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