Mathison Gets "Hot"

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It's a well-known fact that ALL MY CHILDREN's Cameron Mathison (Ryan) is "hot." But he's especially HOT IN CLEVELAND! This coming Wednesday, January 30, Mathison heads over to the TVLand hit show to play Bill, a restauranteur and potential love interest for Jane Leeves' Joy. Like all of Joy's paramours, there is something a little off about Bill -- he has the annoying habit of shortening words in nearly every sentence that comes out of his mouth. He says it's more "expedish!"

"When I read the character, I thought, 'Oh, man. This is going to be hysterical!'" Mathison smiles. "It's one of those roles that when you walk in, it's all laid out for you. With the little experience I've had with comedy. The more you kind of own it and be dead serious about the ridiculousness of it, the funnier it is. For a role like this, especially surrounded by such talent -- these people are SO funny -- the more you downplay and be serious with it, the funnier it is when it comes out. "

Being a man surrounded by all those talented women -- including Leeves, Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli and Wendie Malick -- was a tad intimidating for Mathison. "I felt like I was back in high school," he jokes. "I sort of kept quiet and just watched and listened and enjoyed them. I was a lot more quiet than I usually am. It's not that I couldn't get in a word; it's that I didn't want to! I just loved, LOVED my week there. I wanted to beg to come back, but I don't want to sound so desperate!"

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