Olivia Wilde is breaking her silence over Shia LaBeouf‘s departure from Do not worry darling.

It was first announced in April 2020 that LaBeouf would play the opposite role to Florence PughWilde’s psychological thriller is highly anticipated. CelebHomes News found out the following December TransformersAlumnus had been dismissed from the project. Harry StylesJack will replace him.

Wilde now speaks out publicly for the first-time about her decision not to keep LaBeouf. “I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work,” she said in a recent interview with Variety. “His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions. His process is inefficient and requires a lot of energy. I do not believe this to be conducive to producing the most effective performances.

Explaining that she valued a “safe, trusting environment,” the director continued, “Ultimately, my responsibility is to the production and to the cast to protect them. It was my job.