We all know that not every scene makes it into a movie, but it is rare for an actor to ask for a scene to be cut from the movie. That is exactly what happened in Captain America: Winter Solider, Scarlett Johansson thought that one of her scenes dragged so she asked for it to be cut out.
“Weirdly it was Scarlett who said after she saw the movie, she loved the film, but she goes “It just seemed there was a bit of a drag in that section,” and she goes “This is crazy for me to recommend this, but do we really need that scene between me and Sam? Is there really narrative content in that scene? You could still get the same arc out of my character without it,” she actually recommended cutting her own scene.”
The scene in question is a moment between Black Widow and Nick Fury, where Black Widow takes issue with that fact that she was not included on Fury being alive.
“It’s a nice moment for her, it’s a reflective moment where she goes “My god, this is the world that I’ve sort of invited myself into.” And Fury says “I couldn’t, I had to keep the circle small,” so i think its a very reflective moment for her. A short scene but it’s a great scene.”
Johansson thought you could still get her character growth without that scene, I have seen Captain America and yes I got her growth without the scene. Might that scene have confirmed her growth of course, it was not needed like Johansson thought. I guess we will have to wait until the DVD comes out to see the exact scene.