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Chameleons of CBC Gem shows: what do they look like in real life?

Scroll through our gallery to take a look at what some of the cast members of Heartland, Anne with an E, Baroness von Sketch Show, Coroner, Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience and Murdoch Mysteries look like in real life versus their characters.

Although the path of every actor — and the reasons they choose or get roles — may differ, most need to have the ability to transform on screen and adopt alternate personalities as well as looks. The process of getting into character can sometimes be arduous. Some actors will shave their head for a role or stay in character for the duration of filming, and some will take it to extremes and augment their bodies — losing an unhealthy amount of weight, getting their teeth pulled or enduring freezing temperature.

The cast of our CBC Gem shows are no exception to being true chameleons. Scroll through our gallery to take a look at what some of the cast members of Heartland, Anne with an E, Baroness von Sketch Show, Coroner, Schitt's Creek, Kim's Convenience and Murdoch Mysteries look like in real life versus their characters.

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