In Legend of Tarzan, David Yates shot a scene which eventually got cut in which Christoph Waltz kissed an unconscious Tarzan. The scene was cut when test screening audiences were “perplexed.”
We pared it back because it was almost too much,” he told The Times. “It was this really odd, odd moment when Christoph kisses him. We loved it at the time, but early test audiences were perplexed by it and in the end it just felt too clever and overworked.”
It’s a good example of how a deleted scene doesn’t just affect that scene. “Your husband’s wildness disturbs me” would play a lot differently if this came before it …. also, Jane’s “You and your priest were very close” would have paid off.
On balance, probably better on the cutting room floor.