Elizabeth Olsen explains the skills it takes to sing off-key in ‘I Saw the Light’

Country icon Hank Williams was a pioneer, impacting nearly every style of popular music, influencing songwriters from Bob Dylan to Neil Young to Bruce Springsteen. His wife Audrey supported his endeavors while longing for a music career of her own – but it was clear she didn”t have the talent of her husband.

Playing Audrey in new Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light, Elizabeth Olsen had to figure out how to craft a singing voice that”s obviously bad but not William Hung-level bad. The actress, who stars alongside Tom Hiddleston in the lead role in the film, explained to HitFix how she finessed that musical performance.

Watch the video below to learn how Olsen approached that singing voice and which song she wishes she could have sung with Hiddleston for the film.

I Saw the Light (which takes its title from the Hank Williams song of the same name) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film begins a limited theatrical release on Friday, March 25, rolling out in more theaters on April 1.