How bad a baddie is Y&R's Cameron? And is he too bad? Let's see: he took advantage of Sharon during a vulnerable time in her life (their affair in Denver may have been mutual, but he was rough with her); he taunted her with telling Nick of their relationship; he attached Sharon in a hotel room, forcing her to defend herself; he subsequently framed her for his "murder"; and now, he's framing her for the murder of her ex, Frank Barritt. All of this adds up to "borderline irredeemable" by today's soap standards. Yet portrayer Linden Ashby isn't concerned with his fate as a Y&R cast member. "I'm not interested in 'safe' or in 'longevity'", he professes to In Depth. "I'll have longevity by being the best bad guy that they've ever seen!" What is Ashby's secret to making Cameron the formidable, love-to-hate scounddrel that he is? "I think that this guy is charming on a certain level," offers the actor. "He's true to himself. He doesn't bend, and he's not wishy-washy."