Last Updated: 12:22 AM, April 19, 2012
Posted: 12:22 AM, April 19, 2012
HBO’s Sheila Nevins got the idea for Oscar-nominated doc “God Is the Bigger Elvis,” about an abbey in Connecticut, when she was dumped by a boyfriend. “It was at Yale, 44 years ago,” she told us. After the beau broke her heart, she explained, an instructor told her to head to the Abbey of Regina Laudis to “cry your heart out.” The abbey’s also where Dolores Hart arrived after leaving behind a career in Hollywood in 1963 to become Mother Dolores. Years later, Nevins hatched the concept. The real-life story has a happy ending, too: Nevins stayed friends with her ex, and the duo went to the abbey together for a visit last week. The sisters forgave the old flame, who stayed for Mass. “Out of sorrow comes joy,” Nevins said.