Nicole Kidman left baffled by Richard Wilkins

 She's on a career high thanks to her latest appearance in Top Of The Lake: China Girl.

But Nicole Kidman has been left baffled by one description of her career success, appearing visibly confused during a red carpet interview with Today's Richard Wilkins which aired on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old left Richard red-faced when she interrupted his question to ask: 'What does purple patch mean?'

'What does purple patch mean?' Nicole Kidman left baffled by Richard Wilkins' use of little-known expression in very awkward red carpet moment

'What does purple patch mean?' Nicole Kidman left baffled by Richard Wilkins' use of little-known expression in very awkward red carpet moment

On Tuesday night Nicole was walking the red carpet for her latest role in BBC miniseries Top Of The Lake: China Girl.

She was being interviewed by Today entertainment reporter Richard when he asked a very puzzling question. 

'You're going through this big purple patch at the moment. You must be...' he began to ask. 

Say what? Nicole was being interviewed by Today entertainment reporter Richard when he asked a very puzzling question

Say what? Nicole was being interviewed by Today entertainment reporter Richard when he asked a very puzzling question

'Don't you know that expression?' Richard appeared momentarily lost for words 

'Don't you know that

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