Tom Hiddleston was the best choice to play Hank Williams in 'I Saw the Light'
“When people ask me, ‘Why’d you get an Englishman?’ I say, ‘He’s the best actor I know to play the part,’” Abraham says. “Who’s the most famous southerner ever portrayed in the movies? Scarlett O’Hara. Who plays her? Vivien Leigh.” [Marc Abraham. Source EW: Tom Hiddleston was the best choice to play Hank Williams in I Saw the Light http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/17/tom-hiddleston-channels-hank-williams-i-saw-light]
Tom Hiddleston on I Saw The Light. Source: Nerdist Podcast SDCC 2015: http://nerdist.com/nerdist-podcast-live-at-sdcc-with-maisie-williams-tom-hiddleston-and-guillermo-del-toro/. (Transcription by: http://the-haven-of-fiction.tumblr.com/post/123871736288/on-i-saw-the-light)